Date: 17th September 2021
The "Twins" sequel is finally happening with "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan set to join Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the follow-up to the 1988 comedy.
"Triplets" will shoot this January in Boston as the two unlikely brothers Julian (Schwarzenegger) and Vincent (DeVito) find they are part of a trio.
"Twins" director Ivan Reitman is also on board to direct "Triplets". The filmmaker has talked about making a sequel for years, and originally planned to make it with Eddie Murphy. Reitman talked with Deadline about the sequel, and how Morgan joined the cast:
"Twins" was quite successful, and some years after, this whole thing started with Arnold meeting Eddie Murphy, and the suggestion came from one of them. It was, "I should be a triplet, that could be a very funny comedy." We started a script with Eddie, and after the success he had with Amazon Prime on "Coming 2 America," he got himself booked up heavily. And we knew we were going to make it at the beginning of next year. I'd been good friends with Tracy Morgan for a long time and always thought he was one of the funniest men in the world. I thought he would make a terrific triplet, and we rewrote the whole script for him. Now, we'll go out and try and put the money together and get it made.
Here is the premise: "Secretly, there was a third baby born, a Black baby, who hasn’t been in touch with his siblings,” Reitman shared. “They don’t know each other and very early in the movie they meet and it’s how they achieve a bond together after all these years. It’s really a film about family and, no matter how different we all are, we have to learn to get along. These guys have great chemistry together, and you can see that in the reel, and how much energy they bring out in each other."
Source: Press Release