Spicoli’s a stooge. Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk

Sean Penn Larry Fine Bobby Peter Farrelly.
Jim Carrey
Curly Howard Benicio del Toro Moe Howard.

The Farrelly brothers have been trying to get this movie made for more than a decade. Along the way, the brothers courted

George Clooney
Russell Crowe Jeff Daniels Larry David

for parts.

Johnny Depp

was also reportedly in the running for Moe. (He could just use his Willie Wonka wig.)

The film will be a comedy, not a biopic, inspired by the Stooges’ MGM shorts from the ‘30s. Production begins this fall for a 2010 release.