'Twins' Sequel to Be Written by 'Book of Mormon' Star and ScriptShark Exec

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Josh Gad and Ryan Dixon will pen the script for "Triplets," in which Eddie Murphy joins Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as their unknown third brother.

Josh Gad, the star of Broadway’s The Book of Mormon, and Ryan Dixon, who oversees operations at screenwriting analysis website ScriptShark, have closed a deal to pen Triplets, Universal and Montecito Picture Co.’s sequel to the 1988 hit comedy Twins.

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The original starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as twins, and the sequel is adding Eddie Murphy as the unknown third brother.

Gad and Dixon will write a treatment after which Dixon will tackle scriptwriting duties.

Gad has appeared in several movies and TV shows, but it’s his turn on the Tony-winning Mormon has garnered him the most attention. He co-created 1600 Penn, a White House-set NBC comedy that is premiering midseason, with former Barack Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and Modern Family director Jason Winer.

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This is Dixon’s first scriptwriting gig.

The duo are repped by ICM.