Has 'Three Stooges' discovered its Moe?
April 26th, 2011
12:15 PM ET

Has 'Three Stooges' discovered its Moe?

After weeks of searching, it appears an actor has finally been found to play Larry and Curly's cranky counterpart in the upcoming "Three Stooges" movie.

According to Deadline, Chris Diamantopoulos is the front-runner for the role in the Farrelly Brothers comedy.

Diamantopoulos, who is married to "Ugly Betty" star Becki Newton, replaces Benicio Del Toro (who was originally set to play Moe) and beat out rumored contenders such as Hank Azaria.

The theater and TV vet previously starred in "The Kennedys" miniseries, appeared on "24," and played Robin Williams in the 2005 TV movie "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Mork and Mindy.'"

Diamantopoulos joins Sean Hayes as Larry and Will Sasso as Curly in the comedy, which consists of three 27-minute shorts filled with the trio's typical nyuck nyucks.

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  8. @N

    Dumb & Dumber & Dumbest

    April 26, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. @N

    they should not remake it unless they mak it a really funny stupid movie!!!starring jim carrey as the wild one who is really a retart & will ferell as the one who thinks he is funny(but is not) & charlie sheen as the most retarted 1 of all who is always drunk and every1 hates him!!!people lik to try to kill charlie sheen in dis flick b/c he is so phucked up!!!

    April 26, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Shemp

    Here's mud in yer eye! this is really gonna suck! Uncle Mortimer, help!

    April 26, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. punk w no name

    welcome to Moe's!

    April 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Superhiro

    Totally agree, and what's crazy is they're even remaking bad movies. The Bodyguard? Really??

    April 26, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sunshine Girl *

    What exactly new do they think they can do with the 3 Stooges slapstick comedy? I agree. Leave it alone. Hollywood is going sequel/prequel crazy and its really becoming tiresome. Some classics should be left just as they are. Hollywood had gone too far this time.

    April 26, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bill & Ted

    Dudes, u can't redo the original. STOP ! before u phuck it up completely!

    April 26, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Superhiro

    Well a dumb and dumber sequel wouldn't be bad except they already did it and just like this crumby remake, they recast Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, and it was terrible.

    April 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Paul

    Why can't the Farrelly's just leave a classic alone. No one will ever do the three stooges better than the three stooges themselves. They should do a sequel instead to their true classic Dumb and Dumber instead. Paul

    April 26, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  17. @Observer

    Well if you laugh at your own jokes that'll happen. Can't say I've ever seen anybody laugh at that joke here though.

    April 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  18. @Observer

    What is that, like the 9th time you've made that exact same joke?

    April 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Observer

    It should star Tim Robbins, Brad Pitt and Sean Penn...It could be called "The Three Liberal Stooges"...

    April 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • boocat

      At least these three men have charitable causes they do alot of work for. All the conservative morons do is live by their greedy motto "What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine."

      April 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  20. EL Jefe

    Is this dude a 22 year old Steven Seagall???

    April 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Christopher

    Gonna wait until they finally start shooting to do any real commenting. Let's see where this goes, once everybody is in makeup and costume.

    April 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Superhiro

    Man... Horrible casting. Possibly the worst I've heard of in a while.

    April 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  23. ken

    I'm sorry, but aside from Will Sasso, the cast of this movie is ridiculous. Hank Azaria would have been a much, much better choice, and don't get me started on Sean Hayes as Larry. Hayes is great, but as Larry??? PLease.

    April 26, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  24. twisted

    This movie will suck!!!!!!!!

    April 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  25. XIng LU

    Need Chinee Moe. Chinee Moe be belly belly funny. No like Amelican Moe. Amelican Moe tooooo faaaat. Eat all ou lo mein noodle and egg loll.

    April 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  26. sure thing

    r they still trying to make this movie a reality???

    by the time it finally does become a reality hollywood could have written/produced 10 or so Original movies.

    April 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |

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