Director Peter Farrelly was in Boston this weekend and gave The Boston Globe a little tidbit of news about his planned Three Stooges film: namely, that Paul Giamatti will be stepping into the role of Larry, originally set for Sean Penn.

The Three Stooges (Larry, Curly and Moe), oh readers under 65, started off as a vaudeville act who graduated to movies, making their living out of slap-happy farces, quick one-liners and ridiculous storylines. A plan to bring them back to the screen has been under development for years, with Benicio del Toro attached to play Moe for quite some time, and now Giamatti repacing the departed Penn who left for “personal reasons”.

Still to be cast before the film can proceed is someone to play Curly, and that someone will not be the once-rumoured Jim Carrey, according to Farrelly’s comments this weekend. Suggestions please: who’d fit well with Giamatti and Del Toro in this tribute to the Stooges?

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