Penn goes back to ‘Stooges’
Sean Penn has backtracked on his decision to leave the Three Stooges – the actor has rejoined the upcoming film just months after dropping out.
Penn was due to star in the movie based on 1930s comedy icons Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine, which will be helmed by directing duo the Farrelly brothers.
The Oscar-winner had been lined up to play Larry opposite Benicio Del Toro as Moe, and Jim Carey, who was reportedly in talks to play Curly.
But Penn quit the project over the summer after reconciling with wife Robin Wright Penn, vowing to take a break from movies to help fix his marriage. The couple finally called it quits in August after Wright Penn filed divorce papers and now it seems her spouse is throwing himself back into work.
Bobby Farrelly has confirmed Penn is back on board the Three Stooges project, but they’re still looking to fill the role of Curly, according to the Boston Herald.
Farrelly tells the newspaper, “We got him (Penn) back. He always said he wanted to do it after, you know, taking care of his family.”