With two Oscars for dramatic roles under his belt, actor Sean Penn has officially signed on to play Larry in the Farrelly brothers Three Stooges movie. Comedy is not new to the Oscar winning actor as he played the stoner/surfer Spicoli in the 80’s classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Penn will likely star opposite comedy giant Jim Carrey, who is being pursued to play Curly and Benicio Del Toro who is being pursued to play Moe.
The film is not being pitched as a biopic, it is rumored to be more of a comedy based on Three Stooges Shorts from the 1930’s. The Farrelly brothers have been planning this project for nearly a decade, but recently settled with MGM studio for production. Shooting is not scheduled until fall 2010.