According to an article in today’s Variety Magazine, the guys who brought you Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber have made some strange casting choices for their new movie about Larry, Curly and Moe. If you need a refresher on what the original stooges look like, check out our The Three Stooges online slot. Now imagine Sean Penn as Larry, Jim Carrey as Curly and Benecio Del Toro (!) as Moe. It’s hard, ain’t it?
But apparently that’s exactly who’s going to be playing the roles when they start filming next Fall. So basically they’ve decided to have three of comedies greatest icons played by a borderline psychotic who hasn’t starred in a comedy since 1989, a guy known mostly for mumbling all his lines unintelligibly and Jim Carrey. Now that last one makes sense, except that Jim Carrey’s kinda skinny and Curly was far from it, so the actor plans to pack on forty pounds before they start shooting.
All in all, the only way they could have done a worse job casting would’ve been if they’d offered the part of Curly to Zac Efron or perhaps asked Rosie O’Donnell to play Moe. Hopefully the movie will be funny anyway, when it comes out in 2010. And while we’re waiting to see Sean Penn get pies in the face, check out that The Three Stooges online slot.