Will Sasso Cast as Curly in the Farrelly Brothers' The Three Stooges
03.27.11 by Ryan
For a minute, it seemed that Johnny Knoxville was picked to play the part of Moe in writer/directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly's upcoming comedy, The Three Stooges. Unfortunately for Jackass fans, the report that Knoxville was offered the role was premature, and, ultimately, debunked.
According to Deadline, it's Will Sasso (Mad TV, Life As We Know It) has landed the role of Curly in the movie, which will be comprised of three, 27-minute long short movies of slapstick comedy. Sasso is the first actor cast in the movie since the Farrelly Brothers originally cast in 2009 with Benicio Del Toro as Moe, Sean Penn as Larry, and Jim Carrey as Curly, until MGM's financial crisis melted progress on the production.
Once 20th Century Fox took over last December, Peter Farrelly revealed that they were searching for "the best possible people," and Sasso clearly fits that bill. The rest of the cast could be announced later this week.
The report also revealed that Hank Azaria (The Smurfs) has become the frontrunner for the part of Moe, with James Marsden (the X-Men trilogy) potentially up for the part of Larry.
Production is set to start in mid-April.