Tony-nominated The Book of Mormon alum Josh Gad will team up with Ryan Dixon to write the script for Triplets, the sequel to the 1988 comedy film Twins. Original stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito will return for the sequel, alongside Eddie Murphy. Ivan Reitman, who helmed the first film, will once again serve as director. Triplets marks Gad’s screenwriting debut. No additional casting or filming dates have been set.
The wacky comedy Twins starred Schwarzenegger and DeVito as Julius and Vincent Benedict, respectively, two fraternal twins who were separated at birth. Julius, an intellectual, is surprised to find out that Vincent is a small-time crook. Murphy will play the duo’s long lost third brother.
Gad made his Broadway debut in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and earned a Tony nod for his performance in The Book of Mormon. Gad is the star and executive producer of the forthcoming NBC comedy 1600 Penn, premiering in January. His additional film and TV credits include New Girl, Good Vibes, Love and Other Drugs, The Rocker, 21, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Woke Up Dead.
Watch the trailer for the first Twins film below!