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Johnny Depp To Portray Dark, Tortured Stooge?

Wonderwall, Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 8:10pm (PST)

We've bought Johnny Depp as a demonic barber, a deranged chocolate maker and a troublemaking pirate, but a Stooge?

Johnny Depp is reportedly in talks with the Farrelly Brothers to portray "Moe" in an upcoming film adaptation of The Three Stooges (currently set for a November 2009 release). If it were a movie about punk group Iggy Pop and the Stooges, that would be one thing, but this seems like an odd bit of casting.

InTouch Weekly is reporting that Depp may soon be poking Sean Penn (as Larry!) in the eye, then gut-punching an as yet uncast Curly (we're guessing they'll go with Seth Rogen). So who else could be yukking it up with Depp?

Other side-splitting names that have been tossed around the project include Adam Sandler, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Steve Carrell, Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Now which of these (last two) names don't belong here? They're hot, sure, but come on.

If you ask us, we think the Brothers Farrelly should have cast those adorable little Jonas Bros as the comedy trio. Too bad these two bands of brothers are ALREADY working on a movie together called Walter the Farting Dog.

You know what, we give up.

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