Once upon a time, The Farrelly Brothers’ adaptation of The Three Stooges was a high-profile affair that featured an expensive lead cast of Benecio Del Toro, Sean Penn, and Jim Carrey. But that line-up fell apart and the project has now been retooled for a cheaper price tag. However, the lack of big-name stars isn’t a slam against the film. Instead, the project has assembled some strong comic talent with Will Sasso as Curly, Sean Hayes as Larry, Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe, and Jane Lynch as Mother Superior. Now the film has added another strong comic talent with Larry David joining the project. According to Deadline, David will play “Mother Mengele, the unfortunate nun who runs the orphanage where the Stooges grow up and learn to create mayhem.” While I continue to have my doubts about the Farrellys, I’m loving this cast.
Filming on The Three Stooges begins this month. As for David, the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm airs this July on HBO.