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'Book of Mormon' star Josh Gad and ScriptShark exec to write 'Twins' sequel 'Triplets'

Josh Gad’s comedic star is on the rise both on and off the stage.

The Book of Mormon actor, funny and slovenly as missionary Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Tony-winning Broadway hit, has closed a deal alongside ScriptShark website exec Ryan Dixon to co-write the script for the Twins sequel Triplets, starring Eddie Murphy, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, Universal Pictures confirmed to EW on Wednesday.

The movie from Universal and Montecito Picture Co. picks up from 1988′s so-campy-it’s-great comedy Twins that cast tall, buff Schwarzenegger and short, stout DeVito as unlikely twin brothers. In the sequel, Murphy will join as a third, previously unknown brother.

As for more hyphened roles, Gad will star in the NBC White House comedy 1600 Penn, which he co-created and is premiering midseason in December.

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No joke: 'Twins' sequel in the works, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, and Eddie Murphy

When Twins came out in 1988, it marked the first time Arnold Schwarzenegger — then known as the muscle-bound star of R-rated action movies like Predator and The Terminator — had tried his hand at headlining a comedy. It was his biggest hit to date. About a genetically perfect test-tube baby (Schwarzenegger) and his accidental low-life twin brother (Danny DeVito), Twins remains Schwarzenegger’s highest grossing comedy, and also ranks as one of the most successful films of DeVito and director Ivan Reitman’s careers. Adjusted for inflation, it pulled in a robust $218 million in the U.S.

So who’s up for a sequel?  READ FULL STORY

Q&A: Danny DeVito speaks for 'The Lorax' (in five languages!) -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Dr. Seuss described The Lorax as “shortish. And oldish. And brownish. And mossy. And he spoke with a voice that was sharpish and bossy.”

It’s the role Danny DeVito was born to play.

“Well, I always think of myself as being a little gruffer,” DeVito laughs. “But I knew it would be such a trip to hear my voice coming out of this wonderful, cuddly character.”

In the big-screen animated movie debuting tomorrow, DeVito not only voices the little furry guy who “speaks for the trees” in English, but also in the Spanish, Italian, Russian, and German versions. After the jump, we’ve got exclusive video of the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor grappling with the languages.

Meanwhile, DeVito answers a few burning questions for EW, such as: What does the Lorax eat? And how did he end up with that Jersey accent? READ FULL STORY

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