One of Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s first entries into comedy, the 1988 film “Twins” is odd. After mainly being known as an action star, Schwarzenegger took the plunge into comedy for this oddball couple film. It was the first time working with “Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman and comedic actor Danny DeVito and the trio would reunite for the less than stellar comedy “Junior.” However, Schwarzenegger would strike gold again when he worked with Reitman on “Kindergarten Cop.”
More than 30 years after the release of “Twins,” the long-gestating sequel is on the horizon, with “Triplets” finally moving forward with Reitman back as director alongside original co-stars Schwarzenegger and DeVito as Julius and Vincent Benedict returning. The new project is looking to be heading to market.
Eddie Murphy was initially set to co-star as the long-lost third brother, but Deadline reports that “SNL” alumn Tracy Morgan has nabbed the part instead. Morgan is most known for his outrageous stand-up routines and equally bizarre improvised rants on shows like “30 Rock” and countless other projects. His addition to the cast should only add to the wackiness and help add a bit of energy given the age of the leads.
In Deadline’s report, Reitman suggests that Murhpy’s busy schedule is the main reason for the recasting. Production will begin this February in Boston from a script penned by Dylan Dawson and Lucas Kavner.
While Danny DeVito has kept up his comedic chops starring in FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” Schwarzenegger might be a little rusty on that front, and Ivan Reitman hasn’t directed a feature since 2014’s “Draft Day.”