Cher: 'Three Stooges' Nun?

02/16/2011 05:54 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk: the joke might be on Cher.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly, who have been developing their "The Three Stooges" remake for years, told the LA Times that they're hoping to land Cher for the role of Mother Superior, the nun that Larry, Curly, Moe and sometimes Schemp tortured.

"Cher is just the coolest chick ever," Peter Farrelly said. "It's hard to describe. You meet a lot of celebrities in our business. We're not cowed by many of them. But Cher is bawdy, she's fun, she's cool, she's lived a life, she's got experience, she's humble. It's the humility that struck me the most. She's not really a diva."

She'll have to be cool to take the abuse that the stars splash on her -- though who those Stooges will be is still up in the air. They had originally cast Jim Carrey, Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro in the roles, but that didn't much work out. Carrey dropped out (despite gaining 40 pounds for the role of Curly), as did Penn -- the prospective Larry -- while Del Toro has dropped down on the wish list.

In their stead, the Farrellys are eyeing Andy Samberg, Johnny Knoxville and Shane Jacobson for the big three parts.