By Margaret Lyons
August 10, 2009 at 12:33 PM EDT

Peter Farrelly told the Boston Globe that Paul Giamatti will play Larry in the Farrelly brothers’ upcoming Three Stooges movie. Sean Penn was previously attached to the role but has since bowed out, and Benicio Del Toro will play Moe. Jim Carrey had been in negotiations to play Curly, but according to the Globe, “it’s not so. If Farrelly has someone in mind, he didn’t tell [them] who.”