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Really? Sean Penn to play Larry in Three Stooges movie

From the we-wouldn't-believe-it-if-it-weren't-in-Variety file: Sean Penn has signed on to play Larry Fine in the Farrelly Brothers long-in-the-works Three Stooges project. Jim Carrey looks likely to play Curly, with all the weight-gain that would involve, and Benicio Del Toro may play Moe. Well, surely with this acting talent it will be a heavy drama about the oft-difficult off-screen lives of the famed funnymen, right? Nope:

The film is not a biopic, but rather a comedy built around the antics of the three characters that Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Howard played in the Columbia Pictures shorts.

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The article goes on to detail the projects long, tortured path to its likely fall start date.