While Peter and Bobby Farrelly, during their press this week for February 25th’s Hall Pass, have repeatedly insisted they’ve cast nary a Stooge in their upcoming The Three Stooges big-screen film, they have now told The LA Times that they do have one actor in mind for a supporting role: Cher is their top choice to play a nun called Mother Superior.
Describing Cher as “the coolest chick ever,” the brothers say that they’ve had her eyed for the part for a decade, ever since they worked with her on their comedy Stuck on You. As to whether or not a deal can be made remains to be seen.
The singer/actress recently appeared in last year’s Burlesque, which won a Best Original Song Golden Globe for her performance of “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me.”
The roles of the Stooges themselves, meanwhile, remain up in the air with the brothers still trying to lock down the perfect Moe, Larry and Curly. While neither are guaranteed, the Farrellys do comment that they “like both” Andy Samberg and Johnny Knoxville, two actors said to be in the running for leading roles (Larry and Moe, respectively). Benicio Del Toro is also said to still be under consideration for the part of Moe, though the brothers told ComingSoon.net that they’re about a month away from any official announcement.