Danny DeVito: 'Triplets needs right script'

Danny DeVito has revealed the much anticipated sequel to 1988 comedy 'Twins' is still in development but he and co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger are waiting for the right script

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Danny DeVito has revealed that the long-awaited 'Twins' sequel is awaiting the right script.

The actor - who starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the hit 1988 comedy about two unlikely twins separated at birth - admitted there hasn't been much progress made on the film's proposed follow-up, 'Triplets', which was announced last year with Eddie Murphy tapped to play a third long lost brother.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz during a trip to London, he said: "Arnold and I have had dinner about it. We met with Eddie Murphy. That was actually before I went away and came here [to London] to do [stage musical] 'Sunshine Boys' [in March 2012]. That's how long [ago] it was.

"Universal is very excited about doing it. It's just a matter of finding the script that we like and a story that works."

Quizzed about his involvement in the film beyond an acting capacity, the 68-year-old star - who is also an accomplished director and producer - added: "I'm, like, sitting on the sidelines waiting for. I guess [director] Ivan [Reitman] might write it and produce it, so I don't have much to do with it."

Following the success of the comedy, Danny teamed up with Arnold again in 1994's 'Junior' in which the former Californian governor played a pregnant man.

Reruns of Danny's hit '70s sitcom 'Taxi' air weekdays at 6.30pm on CBS Drama (Sky 149, Virgin 197, Freesat 134).

Triplets

  • US
  • Directed by: Ivan Reitman
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Eddie Murphy

Sequel to the 1988 comedy in which Schwarzenegger and DeVito discovered they were Twins. Now they find they have another brother (Murphy).

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