Sean Hayes To Play Larry Fine In The Farrelly's Three Stooges Movie

When it was rumored two weeks back that James Marsden would play Larry Fine in the Farrelly brother's The Three Stooges, I called it "fairly strange" before remember that this was the same guy who played Cyclops in the X-Men movies. Who knew that not only would that rumor turn out to be false, but that they would find someone even less appropriate for the part?

Deadline reports that Sean Hayes has been selected to play Larry in The Three Stooges. While the search for Moe continues (the same previous rumor pinned Hank Azaria as a frontrunner), Will Sasso was recently awarded the role of Curly in the film. While famous for his role as Jack on Will and Grace, Hayes hasn't had much work in recent years, his last live-action role being 2008's Soul Men. Not being structured as a biopic, the Farrelly's movie will be structured like multiple episodes of the classic TV series put back to back, starting with the three men growing up in an orphanage.

While I thought that Sasso was an interesting choice because they were going for appearance and performance over name recognition, this casting decision boggles the mind. While I suppose the casting of Moe could aways be a game changer, it looks like the Farrelly's are going to continue their decade-long streak of making unfunny comedies.

Eric Eisenberg
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