A number of new contenders have emerged for the lead roles in The Three Stooges. Justin Timberlake could play Larry while Johnny Knoxville is being considered for Moe. Will Sasso is in the mix to play Curly.
Justin Timberlake being considered for Larry in The Three Stooges
Directors Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly recently revealed that all three actors are contenders along with Woody Harrelson and Larry David to play Larry and Hank Azaria for Moe. Several unknown actors are also being sought out for the Curly role.
Johnny Knoxville had previously been mentioned as a contender, along with Andy Samberg. Cher was also mentioned in that report, said to play a nun named Mother Superior.
Despite all these names being bandied about, Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly revealed they still haven't made a final decision on who will play Larry, Curly, and Moe yet, although we should know in the next few weeks. Here's what Bobby Farrelly had to say about the casting of The Three Stooges.
"We haven't cast it yet, we haven't picked anyone. It's a little tricky, right? Because they all have to be about the same age and even around the same height. We're waiting for that first person that we're going to say, 'This is going to be our Moe, Larry or Curly' and we'll build around that. But it's going to happen soon. It will be within three weeks."
We reported last week that the directors hope to start shooting by this spring. Bobby Farrelly also revealed recently that they plan to shoot The Three Stooges in Georgia.
"We need good weather, so we have to head south. And unfortunately for Massachusetts, Georgia has a better tax incentive and that's huge. We save millions by going down there and you just can't talk the studio out of it."
The Three Stooges was released April 13th, 2012 and stars Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jane Lynch, Sofía Vergara, Jennifer Hudson, Craig Bierko, Stephen Collins. The film is directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly.