'The Three Stooges' Want Chris Diamantopoulos for Moe

The '24' actor has emerged as the front runner for the Stooges leader after the Farrelly Brothers look at thousands of potential candidates.
Chris Diamantopoulos a front runner to play Moe in The Three Stooges
Chris Diamantopoulos a front runner to play Moe in The Three Stooges
Directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly may have finally found their last Stooge for The Three Stooges, with Chris Diamantopoulos now the front runner to play Moe.

It isn't known if a formal offer has been made to Chris Diamantopoulos yet, although it seems the directors have made their choice after looking at thousands of actors for the Moe part. Actors such as Hank Azaria and Johnny Knoxville have previously been mentioned in connection with the Moe role. Will Sasso is locked in to play Curly while Sean Hayes is playing Larry.

Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly will direct The Three Stooges from their own original screenplay. The story will be told in three separate vignettes of comedic stories centering around the Stooges.

At one point last year, The Three Stooges was locked in with Sean Penn, Jim Carrey, and Benicio Del Toro set to play The Three Stooges before the project fell apart.

Chris Diamantopoulos most recently starred in the final season of 24 as Rob Weiss and on the controversial mini-series The Kennedys.

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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Comments (8)

  1. Salem6777

    just cancel this movie

    3 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  2. skywise

    @jptheredskull it MIGHT work but the Farrelly's are hit or miss and this just sounds like a miss.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Leave it alone, please. Hollywood, don't destroy your image. Oh wait-

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. J.P.

    @skywise I know right? You can recast ACTUAL PEOPLE. I'd be ok if this was a bipoic like the one back in 2000 but eh.. it might work.

    3 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  5. J.P.

    @dan1 The pronunciation: de-uh-man-top-po-lus.

    3 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  6. skywise

    the 3 stooges wants ANYONE at this point willing to fail miserably at the comedic genius that was the stooges. They are unreplacable....like Rufus in Bill and Teds. Its a pointless project. Why wont it just die already.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. Dan

    ....... ultra fail. I can't even pronounce the dude's last name :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. CUPID

    Dont do it man.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag