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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