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Sean Hayes to play Larry in Farrelly Bros.' 'The Three Stooges' film

April 5, 2011 |  2:45 pm

Sean Hayes to play Larry in "The Three Stooges" Sean Hayes is heading to the big screen to play Larry in the Farrelly Brothers' upcoming film "The Three Stooges."

Hayes, 40, who made his way into the heart of television audiences as "Will & Grace's" flamboyant neighbor Jack McFarland, is starring on Broadway in the musical comedy "Promises, Promises."

"Thanks, everyone. I've been honored with the chance to play an iconic member of The Three Stooges. I will make it as funny as I can," the Emmy winner tweeted.

Hayes beat out Sean Penn for the role, Us Magazine reports. But the search is still on for Moe to complete the trio.

Hayes last appeared in movie theaters with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in 2007 in "The Bucket List." He'll be joining "MADtv's" Will Sasso, who will play Curly, in the slapstick comedy based on the 1930s vaudeville act.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly of "Dumb and Dumber" and "There's Something About Mary" fame recently released the Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis comedy "Hall Pass." The brotherly duo will be working with Twentieth Century Fox to produce "The Three Stooges," set to hit theaters in 2012.

What do you think of Hayes playing Larry? Are you excited to seem him back on the big screen? Let us know in comments.


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Photo: Sean Hayes in New York in April 2010. Credit: Richard Drew / Associated Press.