Penn Signs on to Three Stooges

Hot on the heels of his Academy Award for Milk, Sean Penn will tackle an even tougher role—Larry of The Three Stooges. Penn, known as serious actor who plays serious characters in serious movies, will follow in the footsteps of Oscar winners Halle Berry and Hilary Swank, who took “unexpected” roles after accepting the gold statue. The film will be directed by the hit-and-miss Farrelly brothers, who certainly know a thing or two about the art of slapstick. The other stars who will possibly fill out the troupe? Jim Carrey (Curly) and Benicio del Toro (Moe).