As the Mayans had predicted, it would appear the last piece of the triumvirate is in place. Variety reports that the recently anointed Will Sasso (Curly) and Sean Hayes (Larry) may be joined by Chris Diamantopoulos who is the frontrunner for Moe in “The Three Stooges” movie. As a journalist who will have to type the names of these actors many times over the next few months, I’m praying that it goes to anyone else. Maybe Eric Bana, or retired (and dead) NY Giant baseball legend Mel Ott. Those are my suggestions for Moe.
Diamantopoulos is best known for his work i”24,” though it was his portrayal of Robin Williams in a made-for-TV movie that caught the eye of the Farrell brothers. Both Johnny Knoxville and Hank Azaria had been considered for the role as well.
The movie, set for release in 2012, will consist of three half-hour “PG” segments, which should still require too much focus for most audiences. They should consider webisodes.