Josh Gad Is Working on the ‘Twins’ Sequel ‘Triplets,’ Which Is Apparently Still Happening
Book of Mormon and Daily Show star Josh Gad has just been hired to co-write a script treatment for Triplets, a sequel to the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger/Danny DeVito comedy Twins that will also star Eddie Murphy. According to Deadline, Gad will write the script treatment (which is Hollywood talk for “long outline”) with Ryan Dixon, an exec at the screenwriting website ScriptShark, and Dixon will write the screenplay solo if the project moves forward after the treatment is done. Twins director Ivan Reitman recently downplayed Triplets talk by implying the project was in the very early stages, commenting, “With Triplets, I’m quite nervous about it. I think it’s somebody’s commercial idea, and usually that’s a scary thought. There’s no writer, and there’s no idea yet. I think that was more of a press release than anything else.” It looks like some studio exec is much more excited about Triplets than Reitman, but the studio does seem to be proceeding cautiously by ordering up a treatment instead of a full draft of a script. There’s still plenty of time to back out on this idea before the cameras roll.