Studio Announces 'Three Stooges' Cast
Posted on Fri Mar 27, 2009 09:25 AM PDT

Movies Movies PennStooge200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - MGM is moving forward with plans for the big screen return of "The Three Stooges."

Oscar winner Sean Peen has been set to play Larry, while the studio is reportedly close to closing a deal with Jim Carrey to play Curly.

Carrey will reportedly gain at least 40 pounds for the role. Benicio Del Toro will play Moe.

The film is not a biopic, but rather a comedy built around the antics of the three characters that Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Howard played in the Columbia Pictures shorts, according to Variety.

Production is set to begin later this fall after Penn completes work on "Cartel."