Will Sasso has officially become the first cast member of The Three Stooges, signing onto play Curly.

We reported earlier this week that Will Sasso was a front runner for one of the Stooges, although it wasn't clear which Stooge role he was circling. The story is not a biopic of The Three Stooges, Larry, Curly, and Moe, but is split up into three vignettes telling a whole new story withe the Stooges as actual characters.

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Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly will direct from their own screenplay. Earlier reports indicate that The Three Stooges will start shooting sometime this month, although it is likely that will be pushed, despite today's casting news.

The Three Stooges was previously set up as a vehicle for stars Jim Carrey, Benicio Del Toro, and Sean Penn, although that incarnation fell apart last year.