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Will Sasso confirmed as Curly in The Three Stooges, Hank Azaria and James Marsden up for the remaining knuckleheads?

03.28.2011

I have no problem with Will Sasso, the now officially confirmed Stooge in Peter and Bobby Farrelly's long-in-development THREE STOOGES feature film. But what about Hank Azaria and James Marsden, the latest names to be linked to the project? I think I'd be behind these guys too.

According to Deadline, after being the recent frontrunner for the part, Sasso has now officially signed on as the iconic 'Curly Howard'. And now, funnyman Hank Azaria (THE SMURFS, "The Simpsons") has reportedly emerged as the frontrunner for the part of Stooge leader 'Moe Howard'. That could be great casting right there. But more interesting to me is that Deadline is saying that James Marsden (HOP, X-MEN) is the name most often coming up in regards to the casting of 'Larry Fine'.

Now, before you roll your eyes at that choice, I highly recommend you check out SEX DRIVE. While that movie is a pretty decent teen sex comedy that flew under most people's radars, James Marsden's portrayal of the character 'Rex' COMPLETELY steals the show. It's one of those really awesome comedic performances that make you rethink the capabilities of an actor (much like Alec Baldwin has down with this most recent stage of his career). On that alone, I'd say Marsden could be a potentially great pick. Those of you who have seen SEX DRIVE, would you agree?

THE THREE STOOGES will be divided into three 27-minute segments, will be aiming for a PG-rating, and will be according to Peter Farrelly, "more in the tone of Dumb and Dumber than anything else we've done." The film is scheduled for release sometime in 2012.

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Extra Tidbit: "More in the tone of Dumb and Dumber" is music to my ears.
Source: Deadline

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9:18AM on 03/29/2011
Sasso held MadTV together after Nicole Sullivan left. He is funny. But I have no idea if he's up to the task for this project.
Sasso held MadTV together after Nicole Sullivan left. He is funny. But I have no idea if he's up to the task for this project.
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2:05AM on 03/29/2011
I can't believe we are talking about Will Sasso staring in a big hollywood movie, Im sure he can't either. How many people did he have to blow to get this part?
I can't believe we are talking about Will Sasso staring in a big hollywood movie, Im sure he can't either. How many people did he have to blow to get this part?
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7:40PM on 03/28/2011
awful... just awful... the original cast they had planned was fantastic.. now they've just down graded... nothing against these guys with the exception of the guy playing curly.. i will not see this...
awful... just awful... the original cast they had planned was fantastic.. now they've just down graded... nothing against these guys with the exception of the guy playing curly.. i will not see this...
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1:57AM on 03/29/2011
God finally someone who sees it the same way I do! I am glad your not chicken shit to speak the truth!! This movie started out Oscar buzzy now it's looking like a direct to dvd or lifetime movie of the week! P.S. Fuck fatsso!
God finally someone who sees it the same way I do! I am glad your not chicken shit to speak the truth!! This movie started out Oscar buzzy now it's looking like a direct to dvd or lifetime movie of the week! P.S. Fuck fatsso!
7:28PM on 03/28/2011

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Hell Yes!
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7:10PM on 03/28/2011
Jesus from A list actors to this group or idiots? I mean they ok actors but really? Everytime I see a picture of that fat ass Sasso or "fatsso" I wanna break my screen! Ok now let the negatives fly!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jesus from A list actors to this group or idiots? I mean they ok actors but really? Everytime I see a picture of that fat ass Sasso or "fatsso" I wanna break my screen! Ok now let the negatives fly!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4:41PM on 03/28/2011
Marsden is a great actor, but he is definitely too pretty to be playing a stooge...and im not liking the film being broke down into 27-minute segments...i want a full length stooge movie, the one the original stoogies deserved but never got..
Marsden is a great actor, but he is definitely too pretty to be playing a stooge...and im not liking the film being broke down into 27-minute segments...i want a full length stooge movie, the one the original stoogies deserved but never got..
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4:37PM on 03/28/2011

Marsden is a horribly under-rated actor

And I dig these casting choices.
And I dig these casting choices.
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12:52PM on 03/28/2011
Marsden would be an inspired choice! He was flatout hilarious in "Sex Drive".
Marsden would be an inspired choice! He was flatout hilarious in "Sex Drive".
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12:30PM on 03/28/2011
Sasso and Hank would be great but Marsden's too pretty to be a stooge. I just hope this doesn't turn into aanother Honeymooners.
Sasso and Hank would be great but Marsden's too pretty to be a stooge. I just hope this doesn't turn into aanother Honeymooners.
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12:23PM on 03/28/2011

Everything I'm hearing about this sounds great!

Will Sasso is a great comedic talent that hasn't really been utilized since MadTV, so it's cool to see he's finding work, and Hank Azaria as Moe is absolutely priceless. I'm not so sure about Marsden, but he is a great actor, and held his own in the Death at a Funeral remake, a movie with both Martin Lawrence and Chris Rock. Now THAT'S Impressive!
Will Sasso is a great comedic talent that hasn't really been utilized since MadTV, so it's cool to see he's finding work, and Hank Azaria as Moe is absolutely priceless. I'm not so sure about Marsden, but he is a great actor, and held his own in the Death at a Funeral remake, a movie with both Martin Lawrence and Chris Rock. Now THAT'S Impressive!
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11:31AM on 03/28/2011
I really like the inspired casting for this movie. All 3 are good choices and bravo to the Farrelly brothers for taking a chance and having faith in these guys.

Marsden, like JediteX said below me, is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood and he was also the best part of "Sex Drive". I just wish he had more to do as Cyclops in the "X-Men" films. Killing him off in "X-Men 3", was a huge slap in the face for us fans.
I really like the inspired casting for this movie. All 3 are good choices and bravo to the Farrelly brothers for taking a chance and having faith in these guys.

Marsden, like JediteX said below me, is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood and he was also the best part of "Sex Drive". I just wish he had more to do as Cyclops in the "X-Men" films. Killing him off in "X-Men 3", was a huge slap in the face for us fans.
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11:09AM on 03/28/2011
Marsden is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood.
Marsden is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood.
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9:52AM on 03/28/2011
It's not Marsden I'm worried about - it's the Farrellys.
I think this is just a bad idea all around.
It's not Marsden I'm worried about - it's the Farrellys.
I think this is just a bad idea all around.
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9:25AM on 03/28/2011
I'm not sure how he well he would do in this film but Marsden definitely has the comedic chops in him. He was the best thing of Sex Drive!
I'm not sure how he well he would do in this film but Marsden definitely has the comedic chops in him. He was the best thing of Sex Drive!
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9:00AM on 03/28/2011
Im sorry once they lost Jim Carrey as Curly .. fugheddabout it. Also PG and like Dumb and Dumber dont compute. This movie is going to be all kinds of shit.
Im sorry once they lost Jim Carrey as Curly .. fugheddabout it. Also PG and like Dumb and Dumber dont compute. This movie is going to be all kinds of shit.
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1:22PM on 03/28/2011
Have you ever seen an old episode of the 3 Stooges? PG is fine. And 90% of Dumb and Dumber is PG - it was only rated PG-13.
Have you ever seen an old episode of the 3 Stooges? PG is fine. And 90% of Dumb and Dumber is PG - it was only rated PG-13.
10:46AM on 03/29/2011
have you seen the unrated version of Dumb and Dumber?
have you seen the unrated version of Dumb and Dumber?
10:48AM on 03/29/2011
I watched alot of the 3 stooges when i was younger.. I dont have a problem with the PG, my issue is with the comparison to D & D which was vulgar and crude at times. 3 stooges never did toilet humour it was always them beating the hell out of each other with various objects.
I watched alot of the 3 stooges when i was younger.. I dont have a problem with the PG, my issue is with the comparison to D & D which was vulgar and crude at times. 3 stooges never did toilet humour it was always them beating the hell out of each other with various objects.
5:24AM on 03/28/2011
Luv what I'm hearing about this project now.Hank is a versatile talent,hope he gets on board.However,Marsden possibly as Larry? ugh.
Luv what I'm hearing about this project now.Hank is a versatile talent,hope he gets on board.However,Marsden possibly as Larry? ugh.
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