Eddie Murphy to Star in Comedy Inspired by ‘Grumpy Old Men’

Variety | 9/18/2018 | Dave McNary
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Eddie Murphy has joined New Line’s untitled comedy that is inspired by “Grumpy Old Men,” the 1983 film starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.

Tim Story is directing and producing through his The Story Entertainment company, along with John Davis through his Davis Entertainment company. Davis was a producer on the original 1983 movie. Sharla Sumpter Bridgett, president of The Story Company, will also produce.

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“Grumpy Old Men” starred Lemmon and Matthau as feuding neighbors who are competing for the attention of a college professor, played by Ann-Margret. Donald Petrie directed “Grumpy,” which grossed $70 million domestically for Warner Bros. and led to a 1995 sequel, “Grumpier Old Men.”

Story’s directing credits include the two “Ride Along” movies, the two “Think Like A Man” movies, “Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer,” “Fantastic Four,” “Barbershop,” and New...
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