Director Peter Farrelly has revealed that Paul Giamatti will be one third of The Three Stooges, in his film about the famous vaudevillian comedy trio. Larry was originally set to be played by Sean Penn who has since withdrawn for "personal reasons". Presumably this means that the shiny Oscar that sits atop his mantlepiece is reason enough for him not to subject himself to appearing in films where he gets repeatedly poked in the eyes by his co-stars. Benicio Del Toro has long been attached to play Moe, but Farrelly was quick to crush rumours that Jim Carrey will be the final piece of his slapstick jigsaw.

-John Balfe