Top Stories

Johnny Depp Joins The Three Stooges?

Johnny Depp Joins The Three Stooges?

Johnny Depp could be starring in the upcoming film adaptation of The Three Stooges, reports In Touch.

The 45-year-old actor could soon be poking Sean Penn in the eye in the Farrelly brothers’ forthcoming comedy.

“They want Johnny to play Moe and Sean Penn will be Larry – they’re still looking to cast Curly,” an insider says.

The Farrelly brothers will work on the Stooges movie after filming Walter the Farting Dog with the Jonas Brothers this spring.

Johnny may have to get a Moe bowl haircut!

DO YOU THINK Johnny would be a great Stooge — YAY or NAY?

Just Jared on Facebook
Posted to: Johnny Depp

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Offset was reportedly arrested for two felonies - TMZ
  • Taylor Swift is set to star in a Cats movie musical - Just Jared Jr
  • Aaron Paul's daughter is the cutest cosplayer - TooFab
  • A Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot is in the works - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Joey King has great first kiss advice - Just Jared Jr
  • mike

    love him!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ellie

    I love the three stooges , Johhny Depp Sean Penn it would be great..

  • shoes4life


    Bad, bad, bad, bad decision if true.

  • shoes4life

    How about hollywood letting the 3 stooges rest in peace and just rerun the old episodes instead of ruining this great era with remakes, again.

  • Jess Bf

    he´s great in every character and i´d love to see him in a comedy again!!
    love you mr.!!! :)

  • Jo

    Why must everything be touched a second pass? Is the industry that bereft of ideas that they have to resuscitate every gem and put a new spin on it? Agreed w/ ‘shoes’ — let these legends maintain ownership of these wonderful films…..

  • phoenix

    CAN Depp do it? Of course! Would he be great? Indeed! SHOULD he do it NO!!! Hollywood needs to get off their duffs and come up with new and fresh and stop doing all these revisits! Johnny can certainly play the role and amaze us all once again but I doubt that he would even WANT to take on this kinda role (unless Tim Burton was directing it…dude now THAT would be interesting!) This kinda role seems like the Hollywood machine is still trying to sink their hooks in Mr. Depp and the Depp fans know that he don’t play that! (at least we hope he still wants to keep away from the ‘machine’.)

  • Silkie

    Curly should be Kevin James or K Fed lol

  • vermontfudge

    NOOOOOOOOOO MOOOOOOOOE!!!! (and NO to Curly, Larry and that goes without saying NOOOO to Shemp and Curley Joe). Why would anyone believe In Touch anyway?

  • NIcky

    Yes!!! He should do it!!!

  • bobv


  • gerard Vandenberg

    The MISERABLE looks are already there, folks!!

  • cURLY

    Just another filmmaker/producer trying to get attention for his movie proposal by linking it to big names who will never be attached.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    this would be right up his bizarre alley

  • jaye

    Curly was always m y favorite. I hated shep.

  • jelly

    OMG, that sounds so funny! I think these three might be able to pull it off. Love the uniqueness off each of them.

  • jelly

    oops, I read that as Will Farrel, so maybe that’s their third.

  • uglysexy

    Well if Depp as Moe pokes Sean as Larry in the eye ….I
    guess that could make Sean ‘MoePhobic ?? ;p

  • stefanie

    Johnny would be great reading the phone book.
    I love it!

  • mickey

    I think he’d be fine, but I think a 3 Stooges movie is a mistake no matter who is in it.

  • mickey

    Oh, also Sean should play Moe because he is cranky all the time. I think Johnny should be Larry.

  • Tinaverse

    It would be great and hopefully they would try to be really funny.

  • Athena

    Interesting…I love the three stooges…It will be great to see Johnny Depp re-creating the role of Moe. Sean Penn would be curly? Moe may have been hot when he was younger…LOL…and Johnny Depp will make Moe look G R E A T!! I don’t know, they’ll have to apply makeup to give the hot looking Johnny Depp a goofy look to bring Moe to life. Although I think Johnny will be able to capture the character…he did great in the film he did with Aidan Quinn…Johnnys’ character re-created Charlie Chaplin…and was great!

  • lakers fan in boston

    i didnt no they were making a movie on the 3 stooges
    should be a good movie =]

  • juls


    can we please get benicio del toro to do the 3rd stooge dude?? PLEAAAAAAAAAASE

  • Hoodie

    Johnny! Sean! I’ll definetely go see this!

  • Shemp lugosi

    I would totally love to see Johnny as Moe and Sean as Larry! That would rock!

  • Cynthia


  • vmars111

    What the hell, movie studios??? It never actually hurts to take some chances and make some new franchises you know!

  • David

    The ONLY movie that was any good was paid for and directed by Mel Gibson. It showed the truth, and the real life crap that all three men went through.
    Moe was a smart business man. He knew what he wanted, and he and Larry were friends for life. Larry was the only stooge that wasn’t related to Moe. Shemp and Curly were brothers of Moe. What can this movie show that wasn’t already uncovered by Mel? He’s the biggest fan of the stooges and made an honest worthwhile movie of their story. Tell Hollywood to let it go. While we’re on the subject, let’s discuss another HUGE MISTAKE- The Green Hornet remake with Seth Rogen…REALLY? Is that necessary? And Johnny as Tonto? FOR GOD’S SAKE! Find some REAL WRITERS and get better movies for once. Look at the upcoming movies being filmed. Just another rerun of all the crap that came before it. I am NOT a hater….just tired of all the rehash from years past. Imagination is dead in Hollyweird.

  • Stacey j

    I think that Jack Black should be curly. I can picture him as Curly!

  • addison

    curly, ok, but.. SHEMP is where its at!!!

  • Manda_K

    Ummm…OK, I LOVE JD, but, really? Why do this to the Stooges?? Doesn’t quite make sense except for the corporate greed, which I would HOPE that he would avoid like the freaking plauge. I don’t think imagination is dead in Hollywood, just broke.

  • donna

    johnny will be great, and Jim Carrey…NOT sean penn..eeeww. curley….hmmmm lets see…cuba gooding jr. …

  • lori

    john goodman would make a good curly..he’s kinda heavy set but can make me laugh…plus he used to do the three stooges’s impressions all the time when he was on the show, Roseanne.

  • marcia donna

    ya know, they weren’t funny when i was growing up
    and they are still not funny. stupid yes funny no.
    maybe part of film history but not a good part.
    poking eyes out, hitting heads with hammers, sorry does not
    make me laugh.
    depp has depth doesn’t need this stuff.
    now, my idea of funny somewhat from that era, victor borge.
    he had class, wit, intellect.
    maybe johnny could find a partner and play one half of
    the smothers brothers, now thats comedy !!!!!!!!

  • jonasbrosrgay


  • duffman

    Johnny Depp doesn’t do comedy roles. I think Ben Stiller could be a good Moe.

  • stickeyeyballhead

    Jack Black=Curly

  • kittykat

    nooooo!!!!!!!! please johnny say it ain’t so. more love movies, less silly movies. pleeeeease.

  • exposingassholes of the cosmos

    Jonny Depp as a Stooge:
    What has Depp been through to deserve such a role as Moe.
    Poor choice Depp, he hasn’t struggled as the stooges and he’s
    not that funny.
    Sean Penn,I bet Moe, Larry,Curly and Shemp are crying in there graves.
    At least use the Baldwin brothers,they would’nt need to act stupid.

  • margo

    I doubt that I would go see a movie that tries to re-create the Stooges of the 1930s-1940s. However, if they put together a new team of three guys, who have their own style and physical comedy, then I might be interested in seeing it.

  • Deppaholic

    Johnny would be a great Moe, probably even better than the real Moe himself. I think Will Sasso who used to be on Mad TV would make an awesome Curly, of course he isn’t in the same class as Johnny but then again neither is Sean lol. anyways I think it would rawk to see it casted that way.

  • Andrew Kalin

    Johnny, You are too good an actor to play a sleazeball comic. Have class and walk away from it.

  • mike d.

    i went through all the comments tryin to remember the guy from mad tv ,you hit it. will sasso would be great for curly. penn needs to shed a few pounds but the hair is perfect like when he was a lawyer for al pacino as far as moe depp doesnt fit at all. i think dinero” whyyy i ouggghhhtta” would be cool comin from his facial expressions would fit and he has done comedy but hes to big to do this kind of role. besides he has never changed his hairdo and dont think he would for this. keep searchin for moe and use penn and sasso.

  • Ahnold

    JACK BLACK as Curly – done.

  • spread out

    Agree w/ David about “The Three Stooges”, the movie that Mel Gibson was involved with. It is a very good biopic about the stooges. The character of Curly is played by Michael Chiklis. Believe it or not, he makes an EXCELLENT Curly. Check out this movie. Besides, didn’t the Farrely Bros do the stooges in “Brother Where Art Thou?”

  • ngr

    Without the “real” Curly, it’s just ‘Two Stooges and Some Other Guy’!

  • Ed

    A remake of the 3 stooges. You’ve got to be kidding. I flat out refuse here and now to see such an act of sacrilege.

  • Rob

    This film should not be made. No matter how good it is, or who they get to play Moe, Larry and Curly, it will not do the Stooges justice. Just because the Farrelly brothers can make this film, it doesn’t mean they should make this film. I don’t want to see the Stooges turn over in their graves. Although they could make that funny. Leave the genius of the Stooges alone. No one would try and re-make Citizen Kane, would they? Please don’t make this film!!