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02.04.09 55 Comments

EXCLUSIVE-TYPE UPDATE: I’ve got a source who says Billy West (famous voice actor from Futurama and Ren & Stimpy, among other things) is meeting with Sean Penn today and tomorrow to help him prep his Larry impression – so that part of the rumor is at least partially true.  In related news, I’m going to go hit myself in the dick with a hammer now.

In what I hope is merely a strategy borrowed from the British tabloids (i.e., making shit up) InTouch Weekly is reporting that the Farrelly Brothers Three Stooges remake is looking to cast… Johnny Depp …and Sean Penn.

The 45-year-old Depp could soon be poking Sean Penn in the eye in the Farrelly brothers’ forthcoming comedy.

“They [it’s unclear whether “they” means the studio or the Farrelys] want Johnny to play Moe and Sean Penn will be Larry — they’re still looking to cast Curly,” an insider says.

The Farrelly brothers will work on the Stooges movie after filming Walter the Farting Dog with the Jonas Brothers this spring [not if I kill you first –Ed.]. [via JustJared]

Wow, what a great idea!  For Curly, maybe they can get Josh Brolin, or John Malkovich.  It’ll be the most thespianically gifted Three Stooges ever!  Moe will stomp on Curly’s toe and laugh, but with just his eyes he’ll be able to communicate that he’s only doing it out of anger at his father for drowning his pet turtle when he was 8.  Sounds like a lot of fun.

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