The Farrelly brothers are near to signing a trio of A-list actors as the cast of The Three Stooges.
And what an unlikely crew it is: Sean Penn will play Larry, Jim Carrey could be Curly and Benicio Del Toro is being sought to play Moe.
Peter and Bobby Farrelly, creators of There's Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber, have signed Penn and are in talks with Carrey and Del Toro.
Carrey, who will need to recreate the physical comedy of Curly, is reported to be ready to shave his head and gain 40 pounds to play the comedian. Curly died before the height of the Stooges' success, suffering a stroke in 1946.