March 28th, 2011
12:52 PM ET
He's played his share of heartthrobs, but could James Marsden play a Stooge? We may soon find out.
The "Hop" star is the latest actor attached to the Farrelly brothers' upcoming "Three Stooges" movie.
Though it was rumored that "Saturday Night Live" star Andy Samberg was being eyed to play frizzy-haired Larry, Deadline reports that Marsden is currently a contender for the part.
"MadTV" comedian Will Sasso has officially been cast as the bald-headed Curly in the PG comedy, while "The Smurfs" star Hank Azaria is the frontrunner for Moe, a role Johnny Knoxville had been linked to.
As Marquee previously reported, the "Three Stooges" movie — which consists of three 27-minute shorts filled with the trio's typical nyuck nyucks — is slated to begin shooting in April. The film was to star Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey as Larry, Moe and Curly, respectively. Both Penn and Carrey exited the project and Del Toro was, until recently, a question mark.
"We got everything in place, but we don't have the cast yet," Bobby Farrelly told CNN in February. "But we're looking diligently. There's a lot of good guys out there." Peter Farrelly added, "We don't want to make up our minds until we've seen everybody. We want to be fair about it."
What do you think of Marsden, Azaria and Sasso as Larry, Moe and Curly?
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