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Sean Penn close to inking deal to star in ‘Three Stooges’
Boston Herald ^ | January 5, 2010 | Gayle Fee & Laura Raposa

Posted on 01/05/2010 7:34:29 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

This Just In: Hollywood heavy Sean Penn, who dropped out of the Farrelly Brothers’ “Three Stooges” movie during the bust-up of his marriage, is back on board to play middle Stooge Larry, Bobby Farrelly told the Track .

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: entertainment; hollywood; movies; penn; seanpenn; stooges
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A liberal as a Stooge. How about Al Franken as Curly?
1 posted on 01/05/2010 7:34:29 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

He could play all three at once.


2 posted on 01/05/2010 7:35:16 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Typecasting


3 posted on 01/05/2010 7:35:42 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Conservatives unite behind conservative Republicans in the primaries!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

How appropriate.


4 posted on 01/05/2010 7:35:51 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well thats one movie I can’t see.

Can’t beat the original anyway.


5 posted on 01/05/2010 7:36:16 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

So much for casting against type. From a wardrobe-cost management perspective, at least Penn will get to wear his own clothes for once.


6 posted on 01/05/2010 7:36:43 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: ConservativeStatement

That means I will not pay to see the movie.


7 posted on 01/05/2010 7:36:50 AM PST by stockpirate (Dec. 24, 2009, the day liberty in America died to applause in the US Senate. Republicans helped)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“A liberal as a Stooge. How about Al Franken as Curly? “

1) Curly had talent.
2) Curly was funny.

Eliminates Frankenfurter on both counts.


8 posted on 01/05/2010 7:36:58 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is there an original thought left in Hollywood?


9 posted on 01/05/2010 7:37:45 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

He should play the piece of wood that swings around just missing the guy and ends up hitting him on the back of the head.


10 posted on 01/05/2010 7:38:07 AM PST by DManA
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To: ConservativeStatement

 
 
Did somebody say "Three Stooges"?


11 posted on 01/05/2010 7:40:34 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (During this joyous Christmas season, I'd like you to know....A reindeer bit my sister once.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m gonna try out for the Moe part. That way I can slap Penn silly.


12 posted on 01/05/2010 7:41:14 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: ConservativeStatement

this is rehashed old news by that he WAS slated to play the role about a year ago but then backed out because of his cheating ways..that is wife was confronted him and wanted a divorce for the third time. I think they have yet again reconciled yet again. Oh those wacky hollyweird libtard actors.


13 posted on 01/05/2010 7:41:43 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: driftdiver
Is there an original thought left in Hollywood?

Apparently none at all. Remaking the Three Stooges has to be the worst idea - evah and doomed to failure. All Hollywood can do is continue to destroy American culture with these cheesy remakes. We can debate Curley versus Shemp all day long but there's no way Sean Penn, a man with no sense of humor will ever measure up to the real thing.

14 posted on 01/05/2010 7:42:01 AM PST by rhombus
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To: ConservativeStatement

I liked the idea of another Three Stooges movie (even though it’s not original). With Sean Penn in it though, I would have to say I would rather take the movie reel, burn the film, drink a gallon of Sunny D and relieve myself on the ashes. Any movie that idiot is in is an automatic pass.


15 posted on 01/05/2010 7:42:48 AM PST by Mind Freed (Maybe Obama was the Wright choice... Let's wait till everything Ayers out.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Here ya go....
16 posted on 01/05/2010 7:42:56 AM PST by texanyankee
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Hey, Porcupine! Wake up and go to sleep!”

Must be playing Larry Fine.


18 posted on 01/05/2010 7:43:04 AM PST by RexBeach ("Those are my principles...if you don't like them, I have others." Groucho Marx)
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To: rhombus
Plus, just make the movie already!

"Talk, talk, talk, when do we eat?"

19 posted on 01/05/2010 7:43:40 AM PST by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Penn apparently wasn’t smart enough to play Curly.


20 posted on 01/05/2010 7:43:53 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Maybe a few eye pokes will knock some sense into him.


21 posted on 01/05/2010 7:45:20 AM PST by albie
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To: texanyankee

ROFL!


22 posted on 01/05/2010 7:45:43 AM PST by paulycy (AMERICA: Less safe. Less free. More broke.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Three Stooges can NEVER be recreated. I wish they would quit trying. The attempt a few years back with what’s-his-name from The Commish as Curly was just awful.


23 posted on 01/05/2010 7:46:02 AM PST by Mopp4
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To: ConservativeStatement

Benicio Del Toro as Moe?


24 posted on 01/05/2010 7:46:49 AM PST by maggief
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To: driftdiver

Have their been other feature films about the Three Stooges?


25 posted on 01/05/2010 7:47:19 AM PST by Borges
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To: rhombus

This isn’t a remake. It’s an original biopic of the Stooges career.


26 posted on 01/05/2010 7:48:37 AM PST by Borges
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To: ConservativeStatement
Growing up, I loved the Stooges, but what made them work was the individual talents of the actors. The reason a few old shows survive forever is because of the individual talent of one of the actors, not because of any genius in concept or writing. The Stooges was three incompetent guys trying to do different things and getting in trouble.

When they tried to remake the Beverly Hillbillies, they couldn't find anyone who could emulate the characters of Jed, Granny or Jane Hathaway like the original actors. If they tried to redo the Munsters, they'd never find another Fred Gwynne or Al Lewis. Some actors create a character that no one else could play. Barney Fife, Fred Mertz, and Ed Norton were signature characters of specific actors. They can't be replicated.

While I wouldn't see a movie with Sean Penn in it anyway, there's no point in seeing a Three Stooges movie when Jerome Horwitz was the engine that made the original run, and he's been dead for over half a century.

27 posted on 01/05/2010 7:48:53 AM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: rhombus

A few year ago,ABC had a Three Stooges movie produced by
Mel Gibson.The movie wasn’t bad.Gibson is a big Three Stooges fan.


28 posted on 01/05/2010 7:49:05 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: ConservativeStatement

He’s been auditioning for it his whole life.


29 posted on 01/05/2010 7:49:57 AM PST by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: rhombus
Remaking the Three Stooges has to be the worst idea - evah

oh I can think of worse:


30 posted on 01/05/2010 7:51:26 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Borges
This isn’t a remake. It’s an original biopic of the Stooges career.

I think I'll spend my $10 elsewhere.

31 posted on 01/05/2010 7:51:53 AM PST by rhombus
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To: jiggyboy

Thanks for sharing, now I have those awful images in my head. ;-)


32 posted on 01/05/2010 7:53:50 AM PST by rhombus
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To: albie
Maybe a few eye pokes will knock some sense into him.

Wise guy, eh?
33 posted on 01/05/2010 7:54:41 AM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sean Penn Drops Out Of ‘Three Stooges’ To Take Break From Hollywood

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/sean-penn-drops-out-of-three-stooges-to-take-break-from-hollywood/23940


34 posted on 01/05/2010 7:55:23 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: ConservativeStatement

Love the Stooges. Won’t go near anything with Penn in it.


35 posted on 01/05/2010 7:56:44 AM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: ConservativeStatement

No way I would watch a remake of the Three Stooges even if it was for free. No one can replace those guys and do a good job at it . They are ingrained into the brain synapses.


36 posted on 01/05/2010 7:57:08 AM PST by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: ConservativeStatement

37 posted on 01/05/2010 7:57:08 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: ConservativeStatement

Penn as a commie stooge? How appropriate.


38 posted on 01/05/2010 7:57:43 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

39 posted on 01/05/2010 7:59:01 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: ConservativeStatement

Will “Niagara Falls” still be the trigger word or will it be “Rush Limbaugh”?


40 posted on 01/05/2010 8:02:04 AM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Is it acting if you play yourself?


41 posted on 01/05/2010 8:02:49 AM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: driftdiver
"Well thats one movie I can’t see."

Ditto that, FRiend

42 posted on 01/05/2010 8:04:39 AM PST by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: Mopp4

“The Three Stooges can NEVER be recreated. I wish they would quit trying. The attempt a few years back with what’s-his-name from The Commish as Curly was just awful.”

It will be very hard to recreate the Three Stooges successfully. Even the original stooges sometimes had a hard time pulling off their act, not all of their episodes were very good. But when they did get it right, it was comic genius. Larry was my favorite of the three, so I wish that someone I liked better would play that part. Nevertheless, as much as I dislike Sean Penn’s politics, I actually think he could be a good Larry, and he already has the right looks to play the part. He was really good as Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, so I know he is capable of doing comedy.


43 posted on 01/05/2010 8:05:41 AM PST by Texan Tory
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To: driftdiver

Agree that I can’t see it either. I love the Stooges and now this miscreant dip-wad ruins it for me by playing one of them.


44 posted on 01/05/2010 8:05:49 AM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Super! One more movie I won’t have to go and see.


45 posted on 01/05/2010 8:10:19 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Borges
Yeah, there was a fairly good one made for TV back in 2000, with Michael Chiklis as Curly.

The Three Stooges (2000) (TV)


46 posted on 01/05/2010 8:10:31 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Richard Kimball

It's a bit strange seeing them shortly before they died.
47 posted on 01/05/2010 8:21:17 AM PST by Borges
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To: ConservativeStatement

I would have gone to see it but not now, not with Penn in it.


48 posted on 01/05/2010 8:24:41 AM PST by texaschick
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To: ConservativeStatement
When did he ever *stop* playing a stooge?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

49 posted on 01/05/2010 8:35:57 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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When did he ever *stop* playing a stooge?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

50 posted on 01/05/2010 8:37:28 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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