Sean Penn Back on New Three Stooges Movie

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Just when you thought that maybe the dust had gotten so thick they wouldn’t move forward with a Three Stooges movie, we get word today that Sean Penn is back in as Larry.  Half of the Farrelly Brothers team, Bobby, told the Boston Harold.  You may have read that Sean Penn has had some marital problems with wife Robin Wright Penn and has been AWOL from Hollywood while he tried to work it out.  It looks like he’s ready to get back in the game.  As far as anyone knows, Benicio Del Toro is still on board to play Moe, but no deal has been signed.  Jim Carrey was most recently mentioned to play Curly, but he dropped out a while ago.

I’m not the biggest fan of the original Three Stooges, so I don’t consider them sacred ground as far as movies go.  My concern with this film is that I don’t see how they’re going to make that comedy work with today’s audience without completely destroying the legacy the Stooges left behind.  I could see a humorous biography about them, but not an entirely new film.

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