April 26th, 2011
12:15 PM ET
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.'"
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