Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly have been planning to bring The Three Stooges to the big screen for years, but the project can not get off the ground or buckle down its cast. Now it looks like Jim Carrey, who was eyeing the role of Curly, is out for good, reports MTV.

Sean Penn had signed on to play Larry (then dropped out, then came back), and Benicio Del Toro was lined up to become Moe.

Jim Carrey told MTV:

"I think it's dead...it's dead at least with me. For me, I don't really want to do anything halfway, and I don't feel like a fat suit does it," he said. "I started experimenting with it a little bit, and I gained 35, 40 pounds. I wanted to gain another 30, 40. When you're [Robert] De Niro in your 20s or early 30s, you can kind of come back from that. It's a tough thing to come back from when you're upwards of 30. Your body can't carry it or you can have a cardiac arrest."

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"Put that with Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro slapping me in the head all day long, and someone will lose an eye. It won't be good," he said. "It'll be like 'Midnight Express.' It'll be awful."

The Three Stooges has not been officially scrapped, but Jim Carrey is moving on.