‘Book of Mormon’s’ Josh Gad to co-write ‘Twins’ sequel ‘Triplets’

By Daniel S Levine,

Remember back in March when many were scratching their heads because a Twins sequel was announced? That project is actually still moving forward, as two writers have been hired to pen the script.

In March, several sites reported that Universal and Montecito Picture Co. were interested in reuniting Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito for a sequel to the 1988 Ivan Reitman film. In the sequel, the two stars would find their long lost brother, played by Eddie Murphy. Naturally, the sequel will be titled Triplets.

On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Josh Gad, the star of Broadway’s Book of Mormon and NBC’s upcoming 1600 Penn sitcom, had been hired to write the script. Gad will work with Ryan Dixon, who runs the website ScriptShark.

The original Twins was a box office success in 1988 and was directed by Reitman. According to reports in March, Reitman doesn’t plan on directing the sequel, although he would be interested in producing.

Gad has made several appearances on TV and in films and co-created 1600 Penn with Jon Lovett, a former President Obama speechwriter. The series premieres next month.

Meanwhile, movie fans will get to see Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand, which opens in January.



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