Penn, Carrey, Del Toro Are “Stooges”

Sean Penn, Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro are looking to become the new incarnation of the classic comedy team The Three Stooges reports Variety.

MGM and the Farrelly brothers, who wrote the script and are producing, are closing in on deals for the trio to play the the three characters in an upcoming comedy anthology film built around the antics of their characters.

Sean Penn is already set to play Larry, Benicio Del Toro is being targeted to play Moe and negotiations are underway with Jim Carrey to play Curly.

Carrey is apparently already making plans to gain 40 pounds to approximate the physical dimensions of Jerome “Curly” Howard. Filming kicks off in the early Fall for a release sometime in 2010.