Arnold Schwarzenegger: Eddie Murphy onboard for ‘Triplets’
Arnold Schwarzenegger cannot wait to start filming the long-gestating Twins sequel with Danny Devito and Eddie Murphy.
The Terminator star previously revealed Murphy was interested in joining the cast for the follow-up to the 1988 buddy comedy movie, in which he and DeVito portrayed unlikely siblings separated at birth, although they were still waiting on the final script to be delivered.
Now Arnold has confirmed the screenplay is complete, and all three actors are ready to jump into action for Triplets.
According to Deadline.com, he shared the news during a recent panel discussion at the South by Southwest music and film festival in Austin, Texas, explaining Murphy will play the third brother.
Teasing fans about how filmmakers will explain the physical differences between the triplets, he said, “(It will be a) funny thing that happens in the mixing of the sperm (sic).”
The news emerges almost a year after Schwarzenegger claimed both Eddie and original director/producer Ivan Reitman were involved in the franchise sequel, with the project expected to move into production in the coming months.
“It’s just around the corner,” he told ScreenDaily.com last May.
A start date has yet to be announced, but the film will mark Murphy’s first since 2016’s dramatic comedy Mr. Church.
The Shrek star has cut back on his screen work in recent years, but he is also poised to reprise his classic role as Detective Axel Foley in a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie after revisiting the character for a 2013 TV film of the same name.