No Moe–Johnny Depp will not appear in the Farrelly brothers' THREE STOOGES

Johnny Depp will not be playing Moe in the upcoming Farrelly brothers film about the Three Stooges–Production Weekly and Variety are both reporting a cast of Sean Penn as Larry and Benicio Del Toro as Moe, with Jim Carrey in talks to play Curly (with Carrey gaining 40 pounds to play the rotund funnyman). The film is not a biography of the legendary slapstick comedians, says Michael Fleming of Variety, but rather “a comedy built around the antics of the three characters that Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard played in the Columbia Pictures shorts.” Production on The Three Stooges is scheduled to begin in the fall for a 2010 release; this would put it in conflict with Dark Shadows, which is now scheduled to shoot in the fall.

The Zone thanks FANtasticJD for breaking the news; you can read more about The Three Stooges on the Zone’s News & Views forum. –Part-Time Poet

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