'The Three Stooges' Gets Sean Hayes as Larry

The 'Will & Grace' actor will star alongside Will Sasso's Curly in the Farrelly Brothers comedy project.

Sean Hayes will play Larry in The Three Stooges
Sean Hayes will play Larry in The Three Stooges
Directors Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly are one step closer to filling their cast for The Three Stooges, with Sean Hayes joining the comedy as Larry.

We reported last month that Will Sasso will play Curly. The directors are still searching for that last piece of the casting puzzle: The actor who will play Moe. It is said that Sean Hayes won the Farrellys over with his ability to play, "a lovable simpleton," in Larry, who provides a middle ground between Moe's angry energy and Curly's madcap antics.

Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly will direct from their own script, which is structured rather uniquely. While the script does tell a singular story, it is broken up into three 27-minute segments, which will give the directors a chance to employ the classic theme songs in between each part. The segments will also give the same feel of the original short films from The Three Stooges.

Production was originally set to start in March, although it isn't clear when filming will begin now on The Three Stooges. However, with the cast starting to come together now, production could start in the near future.

The Three Stooges was released April 13th, 2012 and stars Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jane Lynch, SofĂ­a Vergara, Jennifer Hudson, Craig Bierko, Stephen Collins. The film is directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. J.P.

    @mattbierwagen Yeah. It was great to have actors like them interested in the project and it gave me hope for it but maybe it was for the best.

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  2. Worth5Bucks

    @jptheredskull oh ya i remember that thing about carrey now, i dont think i saw the other articles though. Thanks for the update :)

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  3. J.P.

    @mattbierwagen Penn and Del Toro dropped out due to the constant delays and interest in other projects. Carrey dropped out due to interest in other projects and, mainly, his inability to gain the amount of weight he wanted gain in order to play curly.

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  4. Worth5Bucks

    @jptheredskull what would make them all drop out though? its just strange. But youre most likely right.

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  5. RojoDiablo

    Good choices so far, still think this will be a solid flick!

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  6. Gonzo23

    Yup this is gonna suck.@oregon lovin your profile pic of The DUDE!!!

    4 years agoby @gonzo23Flag

  7. J.P.

    @shuabert I with you. There's nothing wrong with the choices so far with the exception that they're taller than the real life Larry and Curly.

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  8. J.P.

    @mattbierwagen It wasn't the script. The script must have been good to attract Benecio Del Toro, Sean Penn, and Jim Carrey. Production delays has been the enemy of this film.

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  9. Worth5Bucks

    this script must be awful with so many dropping out

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  10. Fat_Jesus

    Man, this is just Will and disGraceful.

    EEEEEEHHHHH?

    4 years agoby @fat-jesusFlag

  11. TheMime

    Man........this is going down a road that The Mime was hoping it wouldn't..........Now The Mime is just hoping for the best man.......tsk tsk tsk

    4 years agoby @themimeFlag

  12. Oregon

    this movie has gone from mildly interesting to super f*cking lame

    4 years agoby @oregonFlag

  13. thrashnasty190

    Just plain stupid everything. Crash and burn.

    4 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  14. Cripple

    I hate that this is moving forward. I wish it would die.

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  15. Josh

    Haha...I can dig these casting choices, despite being skeptical about this movie actually working.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  16. CUPID

    Still gonna pass on this sh*t.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  17. ejk1

    So they just won't stop the pain, huh?

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag