Eddie Murphy To Star In ‘Untitled Comedy’ Based On 1993’s ‘Grumpy Old Men’

Well, it looks like Eddie Murphy is gearing up to star in his next project according to Deadline. Murphy, who just wrapped the filming of ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ for Netflix, will find himself back in front of the cameras with director Tim Story of  ‘Think Like A Man’ & the ‘Ride Along’ franchise.  According to the report, Murphy’s new comedy will be loosely based off 1993’s ‘Grumpy Old Men’ that originally starred Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon.

New Line has attached Eddie Murphy to star, and Tim Story to direct and produce, an untitled comedy inspired by the hit Walter Matthau-Jack Lemmon comedy Grumpy Old Men. John Davis is producing through his Davis Entertainment banner. He produced the original. In the 1983 comedy, two lifelong neighbors who’ve been feuding since childhood find their dislike for one another exacerbated by the presence of a new neighbor who leaves each of them smitten. Ann-Margret played the neighbor and Donald Petrie directed it.

 

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