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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

March 31, 2009 at 11:40 AM

I’m back, and so are “The Three Stooges”

Hello, darlings, I’m back. No, I don’t usually talk this way; I just got off the phone with an L.A. publicist who was calling me “darling” every other sentence, which I found charmingly old-school. I kept wanting to call him “sweetie,” just so we could feel like we were in an old movie. But I didn’t. Anyway.
Still catching up with news, but here’s a bit of dish for you, by way of Variety: Sean Penn is following up his stellar work in “Milk” with the role of Larry Fine in “The Three Stooges.” It’ll be his first comedic role in 20 years. Jim Carrey will play Curly (and plans to gain 40 pounds, which sounds like not nearly enough). Unconfirmed word is that Benecio del Toro is being pursued to play Moe. I can’t for the life of me picture him in that bowl haircut. This project, directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly (“There’s Something About Mary”), has been in the works for a decade, but now looks to be shaping up for a 2010 release. Sounds like one of those project that will either work fabulously, or fail horrendously. But we’ll see.

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