Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Penn Is Fine With Farrelly's "Three Stooges"

Actor Sean Penn has agreed (again) to play 'Larry Fine' in the upcoming Farrelly Brothers MGM remake of "The Three Stooges".

"We got him back", said co-director/writer Bobby Farrelly. "He always said he wanted to do it."

Looking at an August 2010 start date, actor Benicio Del Toro is still attached to play 'Moe Howard', with a worldwide "American Idol"-like talent competition being organized to find the next 'Curley Howard'.

"The Three Stooges" feature is written by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, based on an original screenplay they wrote with Michael Cerrone.

The Farrellys will produce the $45 million dollar project with Conundrum partner Bradley Thomas and Charlie Wessler.

C3 Entertainment’s Earl and Robert Benjamin will executive produce.

Peter Farrelly said the new "Stooges" feature has the support of MGM Worldwide Motion Picture Group chairman Mary Parent, who acquired rights to scripts owned by WB and made a deal with current "Three Stooges" rights holders C3.

"It’s not a biopic," said Peter Farrelly. "It takes place in present day, and they will look, dress and sound exactly like the original Stooges..."

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