Friday, June 3, 2011
Jennifer Hudson Joins 'Three Stooges' Cast
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hudson will play one of the nuns in the orphanage where the Stooges spend some time as children alongside "Glee" star Jane Lynch, who has been cast as Mother Superior in the film. Hudson's Sister Rosemary will be among a trio of nuns that reportedly will also include "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David.
After years of false starts and attempts to reboot the classic eye-poking, head-bonking comedy franchise with stars such as Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro and Jim Carrey, the movie now is being headlined by the trio of Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamontopoulos.
"The Three Stooges" is slated to hit theaters after Hudson's already-filmed Winnie Mandela biopic, "Winnie." Hudson has appeared in a number of other films since her star-making turn in 2006's "Dreamgirls," including "Sex and the City," "The Secret Life of Bees" and the little-seen "Winged Creatures" (also known as "Fragments").
The Three Stooges, the dimwitted trio originated by Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine, starred in nearly 200 shorts and movies from 1930 to Moe and Larry's death in 1975 (Curly passed away in 1952), influencing countless comics along the way. With help from Curly replacements Shemp Howard, Joe Besser and Curly Joe DeRita, the comedy team explored the bromance long before the term was coined, loving and hating each other through numerous adventures that reimagined them as plumbers, soldiers, physicians and all-around numbskulls.
Rather than being a biopic, the Farrellys have said in the past that their flick will be a modern-day take on the Stooges, most likely consisting of several short films within the movie.