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Penn drops Stooges

06.16.2009

Sean Penn Humorless Oscar winner Sean Penn announced today that he's dropping out of two high profile projects - MGM's THREE STOOGES remake and Universal's crime thriller CARTEL. He's decided to take a break from Hollywood for the foreseeable future in order to spend more time with his family. What does this mean for the two films? Universal has decided to move forward with CARTEL without Penn. Asger Leth is on board to direct with Peter Craig still working on the script about a man whose wife is murdered by Mexican drug lords. As for the STOOGES, MGM had already slated it for a 2010 release with a late August start date so it's in their and the Farrelly brothers (who are directing the film) interest to re-cast, especially considering delaying things until Penn has spent enough time with his family could mean losing Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro, who had already signed on as Curly and Moe, respectively. For now, we'll only be able to see Penn in Terrence Malick's TREE OF LIFE and Doug Liman's FAIR GAME.

Extra Tidbit: This break might have something to do with the fact that he recently rescinded divorce proceedings he had previously started…for the second time.
Source: THR

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4:34PM on 06/17/2009
If they recast I say David Paymer. I think he would actually be a decent choice. He has not doing anything 'extraordinary' but he has shown that he is versatile and I've never dislike him. He has the look and he can act.
If they recast I say David Paymer. I think he would actually be a decent choice. He has not doing anything 'extraordinary' but he has shown that he is versatile and I've never dislike him. He has the look and he can act.
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11:59PM on 06/16/2009
No, Penn has made plenty of films, and continues every once in a while, to make non-political movies. But him dropping out of Stooges is unfortunate in my opinion, because it really could've been great with him in there.

But I respect his decision to try and repair things with the family, especially considering he and Robin Wright have been one of the more successful working couples in Hollywood, and rumors lately haven't been great on that front.
No, Penn has made plenty of films, and continues every once in a while, to make non-political movies. But him dropping out of Stooges is unfortunate in my opinion, because it really could've been great with him in there.

But I respect his decision to try and repair things with the family, especially considering he and Robin Wright have been one of the more successful working couples in Hollywood, and rumors lately haven't been great on that front.
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11:51PM on 06/16/2009

MY THEORY

He dropped out of Stooges because he couldn't find a way to use it as a vehicle to shove his political beliefs down our throats.
He dropped out of Stooges because he couldn't find a way to use it as a vehicle to shove his political beliefs down our throats.
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11:03PM on 06/16/2009
Hey now he has time to separate again from his sweet ass wife
Hey now he has time to separate again from his sweet ass wife
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11:00PM on 06/16/2009

Bah!

Good! He's the most overrated actor in Hollywood....
Good! He's the most overrated actor in Hollywood....
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10:05PM on 06/16/2009

Yawn

Bring on Ridgemont Reunion.
Bring on Ridgemont Reunion.
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9:48PM on 06/16/2009

fuck fuck fuck!

Just out of morbid curiosity alone i was dying to see this.

Just for the friggin commercials to see how these Stooges looked as Stooges!

assholes. guess I'll have to settle for Penn as Kleinfeld.

fucking jerk.
Just out of morbid curiosity alone i was dying to see this.

Just for the friggin commercials to see how these Stooges looked as Stooges!

assholes. guess I'll have to settle for Penn as Kleinfeld.

fucking jerk.
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