Aside from a brief dalliance playing Macro in Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula, Benicio Del Toro has been laying on the serious work ever since his snatchy time as Franky Four Fingers. But it looks like he's finally lightening up the load again. While I wouldn't say that the Moe gig in The Three Stooges is the best way to go about it, there's another project cooking that could remind us of the glory days of Benicio and Johnny hallucinating their way through Vegas.

In a talk with MTV, Bret Easton Ellis said that the gestating Lunar Park adaptation is in some state of pre-production and: "Oddly enough, Benicio Del Toro I think is going to do it." Why oddly? "Benicio would actually be playing Bret Easton Ellis. It's a strange bit of casting." Indeed -- it's not every day that Del Toro gets to bite at an anglo role.

Lunar Park is a mix between fact and fiction, taking nibbles from Ellis' early fame (drug use, Glamorama book tours), and then morphing it into ghost story as he moves into a haunted house in a fictional New York City suburb. The AV Club called it a "quasi-plausible" "domestic horror-comedy." While the actor might be far from my first choice visually for Ellis, I can't help but love the thought of him getting into the writer's darkly comic world. You?
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