Glee star Jane Lynch has joined the cast of upcoming movie The Three Stooges as a nun who runs the orphanage where the three brothers stay during their childhood. Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso and Sean Hayes will play Moe, Curly and Larry Fine. Production begins in May (11).
Playing a nun is a good career move. Look at what it did for Julie Andrews, Whoopi Goldberg and Sally Field. Sure, they may not have won their Oscar's for playing nuns, but it couldn’t have hurt with the big guy upstairs (the Burger King).
Anyway, Jane Lynch is set to play a nun in the new Three Stooges movie. Much like The Penguin in The Blues Brothers, she’ll be in charge of the Stooges through their childhood and gets exasperated when they aren’t adopted. Considering the rest of the roster is comprised of Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe, Will Sasso as Curly and Sean Hayes as Larry, it's obvious that this is the first decent casting decision the Farrelly Brothers have made. It was only a matter of time before Lynch took the habit. God bless her.
So that Farrelly Brothers Three Stooges movie -- the one that once upon a time had the brilliantly cast ensemble of Jim Carrey, Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro but sadly fell apart and morphed into the current and not nearly as good pairing of Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and somebody else -- is still happening. And now, it may have one of its female leads: Modern Family starlet Sofia Vergara.
The film will be divided into three, 27-minute vignettes of PG-rated, physical comedy. According to Variety, Vergara would star in the second vignette as "a femme fatale who tries to trick the Stooges into killing a man for money, which the slapstick trio needs in order to save their orphanage from being closed."
Despite this picture continuing to be re-cast and pretty much being one big clusterfuck, Vergara's hiring is a fine choice to balance the chaos. The Three Stooges need one thing for success: great physical humor. Anybody familiar with Modern Family knows that Vergara gives her scenes big, dominate performances, which will fit right into the Stooges' world. Plus, if her role is just to "trick" the Stooges into doing something, she won't really need to try too hard -- I mean, just watching her walk from the kitchen to the living room is distracting.
The actress is slated to join Sean Hayes and Will Sasso as Larry and Curly in the movie tribute to the classic comedy trio, according to Variety.
Filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly are still casting for the role of the third Stooge, Moe.
At one point, Jim Carrey, Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro were attached to play the Three Stooges.
So, that Three Stooges movie is still happening and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Sean Hayes has been cast as Larry in the Farrelly brothers comedy. He joins Will Sasso, who will play Curly, but the role of Moe is still not yet cast. The film will not be a biopic, but will be separated into half-hour vignettes that will hopefully feature as many "so you're a wiseguy, ehhh?" jokes as possible.
Hayes is best known for his role as Jack in Will & Grace, who was pretty much a stooge, so his casting actually seems spot on. Pending Moe's casting, the only concern we have right now is with Sasso, whose latest work is that CBS sitcom about a Twitter feed. No, no, not that one. Or that one. But that one.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The former Will & Grace star joins Canadian funnyman Will Sasso, who will play Curly Howard in the upcoming comedy. Peter and Bobby Farrelly are still looking to fill the role of Moe Howard.
The quirky moviemaking duo had originally cast Penn to play Larry, Jim Carrey as Curly and Benicio del Toro as Moe.
The film will not be a biopic; instead, it will be divided into 30-minute long vignettes, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
It looks like this Three Stooges pic is moving forward; it's just moving in a million different directions. The list of potentials is all over the place; and that's no exaggeration. Just in the category of leading men in line for the iconic role of Larry are Justin Timberlake, Woody Harrelson and Larry David. While they could both bring their own entertaining flair to the project, the styles are so disparate that I don't know how David and Timberlake could be considered for the same role. That is unless the men behind the flick, The Farelly Brothers aren't sure of their direction yet; and that seems to be the exact case here.
The film was originally set up at MGM with Jim Carrey, Benicio Del Toro and Sean Penn as the famous trio, but those actors have since left the project and the film is now under Fox's tent so naturally, they're looking for new faces to fill the roles. Del Toro is still a possibility, but he's by no means a lock (how great would he be though?). In addition to the David, Timberlake, Harelson trifecta, we've also got Johnny Knoxville and Hank Azaria on the short list for Moe and Will Sasso ($#*! My Dad Says) and a string of unknowns for Curly. The reason for all this directionless potential casting is that the Farellys plan to build the cast around a big name once they one tied down for the film. Now it all makes sense as to why their net would be cast so wide.
That being said, since the Stooges pic is a passion project for the brothers, you'd think they'd have a clearer idea of what they're looking for instead of waiting until the big name that will give them a real direction falls into place. For a film that's been such a labor of love to even get to this point, I had hoped they'd have more push behind it all. Thanks to all these changes, we can hope -- and I mean HOPE -- that the film hits the screen sometime in 2012.
Source: Indie Wire
Peter and Bobby Farrelly insist the Burlesque star, who played herself in their film Stuck on You, would be the perfect fit for the Mother Superior role in the comedy - and they have a few other dream castmates for the project, which at one point was to include Jim Carrey, Benicio Del Toro and Sean Penn.
Peter Farrelly tells CinemaBlend.com, "We always thought Andy Samberg looks a little like he could play Larry and Johnny Knoxville is a real-life stooge. He's a real-life Moe."
Carrey and Penn both bowed out of the project, and the filmmaking duo is running out of time to find new stars to play 1930s comedy icons Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine before filming begins in March (11).
It is unclear if Benicio del Toro, who was attached to play Moe, remains in the cast.
Peter Farrelly admits they are now "opening the roles up to the world" as they attempt to find the perfect actors for the parts.
He says, "The script is ready to go, and we are opening up these roles to the world right now. We'll make it with the best possible people.
"Our feeling is that no star is too big to audition and no matter who it is, we're going to have to see him in the role. This is not The Flintstones. You've got to be Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard, and that could be a major movie star or an unknown."
And the director has promised fans will be pleased with the script, adding, "There will be non-stop slapping, more in the tone of Dumb and Dumber than anything else we've done. Our goal is 85 minutes of laughs in a film that will be very respectful of who the Stooges were. It's by far the riskiest project we've ever done, without question, but it is also the one closest to our hearts."
It’s finally happening. A start date is set for the long-awaited Three Stooges movie. Apparently, MGM’s recent bankruptcy was 20th Century Fox’s good luck charm, allowing the studio to scoop up the project from recently restructured MGM and slap a date on it.
The Farrelly Brothers are leading the project and since they worked their way into the comedy world with the silly, slapstick ridden classic, Dumb and Dumber, it makes sense that they would be the driving forces behind a film about the kings of slapstick.
With all that time spent waiting, they’ve had a good period to get all their ducks a row. The stepson of one of the Stooges and proprietor of the Stooges estate has signed on as executive producer and Bobby and Peter Farrelly had the help of Mike Cerrone to seal the deal on the script. Everything is set – well, everything except a cast.
No matter how great the framework to pay homage to the classic comedy troupe is, any knucklehead can see that the casting is the key. And of course since that’s the really difficult part, they’ve saved it for last. The film at one point had Jim Carrey (makes sense) and Sean Penn (wait, what?) tied to it, but those notions have been crushed since the project stalled. Also rumored to be involved was Benicio Del Toro as Moe, which could actually be kind of poifect if he ends up signing on for good. He’s got a big enough range to pull off a pretty good “Why I oughta…” but the search is still ongoing.
It may come down to the wire to find the right guys to take on Larry, Moe, and Curly, but I’m sure lifelong comedy fans like Peter and Bobby Farrelly aren’t going to take the chance on mucking up the nyuks, nyuk, nyuks.