Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s modern-day take on The Three Stooges is finally coming together. After years of casting mishaps, Larry and Curly have been set — for Sean Hayes and Will Sasso, respectively — and things are close with Moe, who Deadline reports will be played by Chris Diamantopoulos, known best for his role as Chief of Staff Rob Weiss on Season 8 of 24.
Deadline also reveals that Seinfeld creator Larry David has joined the cast. He’ll play Mother Mengele, “the unfortunate nun who runs the orphanage where the Stooges grow up and learn to create mayhem.” As had previously been revealed, the Farrelly film will follow the format of past Stooges efforts, running through three loosely connected stories. The first of those will follow the Stooges as children during their time in an orphanage. Stuffing David into a nun’s robes is a stroke of genius, and one I’m betting fans will happily pay to see.
In related news, Glee star and frequent Christopher Guest collaborator Jane Lynch was also confirmed for a Stooges role. Deadline reports she’ll be working alongside David’s Mother Mengele as Mother Superior, the head of the orphanage. Production is set to kick off in May.