The Wrap is reporting that Andy Samberg is on the shortlist for the Farrelly Brothers planned Three Stooges biopic. Samberg's name was mentioned along with Jackass star Johnny Knoxville and Australian comic Shane Jacobson. At one time Benicio del Toro, Sean Penn and Jim Carrey were all attached to star as the famed comedy trio.
The Wrap notes that nothing has been confirmed, but an agency insider tells the online entertainment site that advances have been made, representatives have been approached and talks have taken place.
The plan for the film is to divide it into three, twenty-seven minute segments driven by physical comedy. The Three Stooges biopic is slated to start shooting March 14.