Casting: Sofia Vergara in talks to play female lead in THREE STOOGES; four join SHADOW DANCER

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 6th, 2011

Sofia Vergara

And this movie continues to get weirder and weirder.

Coming off the heels of the casting of Sean Hayes in the role of Larry, a new bit of casting for the upcoming Farrelly brothers-directed take on the Three Stooges has been revealed, and this time, it’s on the lady front.

Variety is reporting that Columbian actress and Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is currently in talks to take on the female lead for the long-gestating project. Currently starring both Hayes and actor Will Sasso, the only bit of casting that now remains is for the role of Moe. At this point, details are relatively scarce, but what we do know about the film is that instead of being a biopic, the film will be structured as though they were episodes of the classic show, placed together, starting at an orphanage.

Now, while Vergara is not only absolutely stunning but also one hell of a funny actress, STOOGES is starting to sound like quite a mess. I was enthused by the (random) casting of Hayes, and Sasso is bred out of a slapstick style of comedy with his involvement with MadTV, but at this point, it is going to be a bit of an uphill climb for this film in the eyes of many.

In other casting news, Vulture has revealed that James Marsh’s (MAN ON WIRE) upcoming film has gotten a bit of a face lift. Replacing Rebecca Hall and Guy Pearce in the film, the IRA thriller SHADOW DANCER will now star Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough.

Gillian Anderson and Aidan Gillen will also star in the film, which will follow “a young woman, a former IRA terrorist turned informer for Blighty’s MI5. Her brothers are both heavily involved with the IRA and her husband was killed by Brit security forces. But when she is arrested over an aborted bombing attempt in London, she is forced to reveal her past if she wishes to see her children again.”

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