Book Of Mormon's Josh Gad Hired To Work On The Twins Sequel, Triplets

Josh Gad made a name for himself starring in Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Broadway hit The Book of Mormon, and he's used that notoriety to land what is a really odd writing project. It looks as though the sequel to the 1988 comedy Twins with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, titled Triplets, is now moving forward and Gad is one of the men who has been brought aboard to get it towards production.

Montecito and Universal Pictures have hired Gad and Ryan Dixon to work on the treatment for Triplets, with Dixon eventually set to take over and write the full screenplay. Confirming rumors that were first reported this past March, Deadline says that Eddie Murphy is attached to play Schwarzenegger and DeVito's third brother, which is funny for reasons I really don't think I have to explain. Despite his claims that the project was "just a press release" back in September, director Ivan Reitman is attached to helm the new movie, just as he did the first.

But this is far from the only gig that Gad has been working as or late. He's serving as an executive producer on the upcoming television series 1600 Penn, he's starring with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in the Shawn Levy comedy The Internship; he's playing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic; and he's doing voice over work for both Walt Disney Animation's Frozen and DreamWorks Animation's Me and My Shadow. Suffice it to say that he's doing quite well for himself.

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