Eddie Murphy cast in New Line’s Grumpy Old Men remake
A Grumpy Old Men remake is currently in the works at New Line, and Oscar nominee Eddie Murphy (Dreamgirls, Dolemite Is My Name) is set to star with Tim Story (Ride Along) directing, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Murphy would play one of the feuding seniors made famous by Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in the 1993 comedy about a lifelong battle between two neighbors that only gets worse when a new female neighbor (Ann-Margret) moves in across the street. The original film was followed-up by Grumpier Old Men, the hit box office sequel.
Grumpy Old Men was produced by John Davis, who will be producing the remake as well. The outlet notes that Samuel L. Jackson could be a possible co-star.
Murphy is currently filming Dolemite Is My Name, where he will portray actor and comedian Rudy Ray Moore for Netflix. Story is in post-production on the 2019 Shaft sequel with upcoming projects including My Own Worst Enemy and Ride Along 3.
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