This time, it isn’t just his estranged wife Robin Wright Penn who thinks he’s a stooge, either: Sean now has Hollywood behind him!
It’s almost official: Sean Penn is about to tackle the role of middle stooge Larry Fine in the Farrelly brothers big-screen adaptation of The Three Stooges.
The Oscar-winner, 49, had been in talks with Bobby and Peter Farrelly about playing the goofy goon until his marriage to Robin Wright Penn, 43, dissolved over the summer; she filed for divorce in August.
Now that Sean’s personal drama is over and he’s happily ensconced with supermodel Jessica White, 25, his commitment to the flick is back on track.
“We got him back,” director Bobby, 51, told the Boston Herald. “He always said he wanted to do it after, you know, taking care of his family.”
Sideways star Paul “I’m not drinking any ****ing Merlot” Giamatti was set to replace Sean as Larry, but luckily that didn’t pan out for the Farrelly brothers, as they now have their original choice back.
But who’s going to play brothers Moe and Curly Howard? Benicio Del Toro is still interested in the part of Moe, but Curly still needs to be cast: Bobby says that there’s no truth to rumors that Jim Carrey was ready to take on the role (although he’s be kind of perfect, don’t you think?).
Who do you think the Farrelly brothers should cast to play the remaining two Stooges?