It's been rumored for a while, but it really does look like directors Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly are looking to set Johnny Knoxville as Moe Howard in their modern update of The Three Stooges, and Knoxville is interested in the coveted role.
The Farrelly brothers have been looking to cast the part of Moe in order to zero in on Larry Fine and Curly Howard. While Fox had no comment, sources close to the project saythe Farrellys are waiting for Johnny Knoxville to officially accept, as negotiations have not formally begun.
Knoxville's casting would signal a major shift in direction for the project, which initially had Benicio Del Toro, Sean Penn and Jim Carrey circling the roles. Knoxville represents an attempt to appeal to younger audiences who are mostly unfamiliar with the Stooges.