Twins sequel Triplets finds its writers

Josh Gad and Ryan Dixon have been signed up by Universal Pictures to draft the screenplay to Triplets, the sequel to the 1988 smash comedy, Twins. According to Deadline, Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator) and Danny DeVito (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) will reprise their roles as the unlikely brothers and the comedy sequel will see the addition of a new sibling in the form of the even more unlikely Eddie Murphy (Beverly Hills Cop).

Gad stars as Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon and is also executive producer and star of the upcoming NBC comedy 1600 Penn, which centres on a dysfunctional family living in the White House. The series is set to premiere in January and stars Jenna Elfman (Two and a Half Men) and Bill Pullman (Scary Movie 4). The comedy actor is also starring in the forthcoming film Thanks for Sharing alongside Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption) and Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), which made its debut at Sundance.

Ivan Reitman, who directed the original Twins, will return as producer on Triplets. A release date is yet to be announced.

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