Benicio Del Toro Is Still The Front Runner For Moe In Farrelly Three Stooges Movie

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-01-20 11:03:27discussion comments
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At the very start of the Farrelly brother's Three Stooges madness, the casting was set up to have Sean Penn play Larry, Jim Carrey play Curly and Benicio Del Toro play Moe. It's been nearly two years since that story first broke, and now the cast list is totally empty after Penn and Carrey spent years wanting to do it and then dropping out at random. Del Toro, on the other hand, has seemingly never wavered in his commitment, and, apparently, he's still the frontrunner for the role of Moe. Director Peter Farrelly recently did an interview with the Providence Journal and has revealed that after years of confusion, Del Toro is still the highest person on their list to play the leader of the Stooges. According to the director, nothing is official yet and there's still no deal in place, but the Oscar winner remains as the heavy favorite.

Between Del Toro, Penn and Carrey, Del Toro truly looks more like one of the Stooges than the other two, who would have to undergo massive transformations in order to look like their characters (Carrey would have had to put on quite a few pounds and Penn would have needed to shave his head into a horseshoe). If the plan really is for the performer to "be Moe" as opposed to "play Moe," then Del Toro probably is the best choice.
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