The Three Stooges movie project has recently suffered a major set back with the departure of Sean Penn from the cast. The potential dream cast for the movie saw Sean Penn, Jim Carrey and Benicio del Toro. So much for that.
There is some speculation going on around the web today that Paul Giamatti may be replacing Penn, but that is totally false. Someone just suggested Giamatti for the role, but the Farelly have already confirmed that isn’t happening and that they’ve offered the role to someone else already, but aren’t mentioning who it is (I guess they haven’t accepted yet).
But what I found interesting is the FORMAT the Farelly brothers are going to use for the movie. We’ve known for a long time that this film isn’t going to be a biopic about the Stooges, but rather an actual modern telling of the Stooges (which I actually think is kinda cool now). And instead of doing just one long movie, they’re going to do 3 “episodes” put together. I LOVE that idea. The 3 episodes will be connected together in some way.
So who could you see replacing Penn?