The Nutty Professor reboot is confirmed. Eddie Murphy attached?
The long-rumoured reboot of The Nutty Professor has been confirmed.
While many people associate Eddie Murphy’s 1996 smash hit as the original, The Nutty Professor itself was inspired by an original version from 1963. That Eddie Murphy reboot by the way, garnered almost US$275 million from a budget of US$54 million.
The film is being produced by Project X Entertainment, the studio behind Scream 5. James Vanderbilt, William Sherak and Paul Neinstein are currently leading its development.
Vanderbilt has an impressive portfolio for scripts that include Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Rundown – although he will be producing the film and not writing the script.
The movie is currently in its earliest stage of development, so there’s no director or actors attached. It is unknown whether or not Eddie Murphy will be attached, but given that his character in the film involves hours of makeup, we don’t expect any more than a cameo from the comedian.
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