Yes it's an early announcement & yes it's only from Yahoo! News, but this pleases me not. Penn will be interesting as the doltish lover & del Toro, if signed, will be interesting as the leader, but Carry as Curly? I do not approve. Plus it's the Farrelly Brothers. This has "interesting" (read: annoying) written all over it.
The film is not a biopic but a fictional treatment that maintains the Stooges' gleeful slap schtick updated for a modern milieu. Originally constructed as four separate shorts, the feature screenplay has since been streamlined into a single narrative. Included in the story line is an opening that shows the Stooges as kids in an orphanage, a device that will require some Benjamin Button-style visual trickery to place the adult actors' heads on child actors' bodies.