At one point Carrey, Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro appeared to be set to star. Since then, Carrey bowed out, based on health concerns he had about gaining 80 pounds for the role. (Actually, he was O.K. with gaining the first 40 pounds, but he was afraid those last 40 pounds would be a killer.) Sean Penn is out, because he's Sean Penn. And, post-'The Wolfman,' nobody knows about Benicio Del Toro. The Farrelly brothers say they're ready to cast major movie stars or complete unknowns; they're intent on making a PG-rated nonstop physical comedy and need actors to convince the world that they are Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard.
Now, it could be that two or three "major movie stars" could be recruited for the project, but don't get your hopes up. Physical comedy is a much more daunting task than acting in a straightforward biographic comedy, especially when we're talking 90 minutes of non-stop slapping, slugging, and falling down.
At this point, we wonder if it wouldn't be better to go with complete unknowns, but we're open to your suggestions. Who could play the Three Stooges?
For more on those lovable Stooges, check out this biography of the Three Stooges over on SlashControl, in which their careers and rise to fame is shown throughout the eyes of their leader, Moe