Kate Upton appears in the ‘The Three Stooges‘ reboot as a bikini-wearing nun, just in case nostalgia alone doesn’t give you the urge to Moe, Larry, and Curly’s high quality revival.
The 19-year-old Sports Illustrated model plays a nun at a convent where the Stooges grew up in the film. Her outfit for the part is … not exactly holy. Her revealing bikini is accessorized with a nun’s habit and crucifix. That should please some people.
In the film, Upton reportedly welcomes the Stooges to the convent, prompting Curly (Will Sasso) to enquire, “Hiya Sister Bernice. There’s something different about you, did you get a haircut?”
Upton’s Mother Superior, incidentally, is Glee‘s Jane Lynch.
Actually, Lynch is about as good as it gets, judging by the rest of the cast list. As well as Sasso, Sean Hayes plays Larry, Chris Diamantopoulos is Moe, and there are cameos from Jersey Shore stars J-WOWW and, er, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi.
Wikipedia tells me of one critic who says The Three Stooges has been in “development hell” – apparently, the Farrelly brothers have wanted to make this film since 1996 (really?). They originally wanted Sean Penn to play Larry, Benicio del Toro to play Moe and Jim Carrey to play Curly. Alas, they ended up with a slightly more budget version of that famous trio.
This releases Friday, April 13 for those interested. Here’s the full shot of Upton nunning it up, and the trailer below: