17 Jun 2009
Two times Oscar winner Sean Penn is backing out of two big project, MGM's "The Three Stooges" and Universal and Imagine's crime thriller "Cartel" and taking at least a year off to spend more time with his family.
He was supposed to play Larry in Three Stooges along with Jim Carrey as Curly and Benicio del Toro as Moe. They either have to wait for Penn or move on and replace him.
Asger Leth's Cartel is another project that wont see Penn as leading actor, a remake of the 1993 Italian film, "La Scorta". They will move ahead and will recast the part.