Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about “Twins” sequel “Triplets” featuring Eddie Murphy


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Last week we heard all about the shockingly-not-an-April-Fools-joke news that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito would return for a sequel to their 1988 comedy “Twins.” The film, appropriately titled “Triplets,” would also star Eddie Murphy as a hilariously mismatched third brother. Now, via a just-released interview, we have confirmation of Schwarzenegger’s interest in the project, as well as some of the former governor’s marketing ideas.

The interview was conducted by ComingSoon late last year, but due to an embargo is just coming to light now. Interestingly, while Schwarzenegger seems very into the idea, stating “I would love to do another ‘Twins’,” at the time the interview conducted, Murphy’s involvement seems like only a possibility. Schwarzenegger explains that he’d want the third brother to be played by “somebody like Eddie Murphy” and that the resulting film “would be hilarious with what he knows about someone like him.”

The best part of Schwarzenegger’s quotes about “Triplets,” however, have to do with his thoughts on how to market the film, which he would advise releasing around December 5th, in time for the holiday season. His ideas really only extend so far as posters and billboards with the three actors and “They found another one!”, “Triplets!” and “Only their mother can tell them apart!,” but I’m not going to lie: That’s an ad campaign that kind of totally works for me. Pending the announcement of an actual writer and/or director on the film, which is currently without both, “Triplets” could end up being a pretty solid piece of comedic entertainment.

What do you think about the “Twins” sequel? Would you watch Schwarzenegger, DeVito and Murphy as brothers? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney To Host Spirit Awards

The Spirit Awards Air February 25 LIVE on IFC.

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The 2017 Spirit Awards have finally found their frontmen: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. And it’s no wonder. Just marvel in their splendid chemistry back when they appeared on Comedy Bang! Bang!:

The pair are prolific within the performing arts community: television (Kroll in The League and The Kroll Show, Mulaney as a writer of IFC’s own Documentary Now!), theater (including Broadway’s current Oh Hello Show), and stand-up comedy. In fact, it’s entirely possible that emceeing an awards show is one of the few remaining line items on their professional bucket lists.

It’s important to caveat this announcement, however. Unlike the bigger and more ubiquitously known awards shows, the Spirit Awards are not, well…boring. (We’re talking to you, Oscar.)

They’re funny. They’re honest. They have quality to match the red-carpet fanfare. And that’s alarmingly special. Last year’s show included some legitimately historic moments, like when transgender actress Mya Taylor won best supporting female, or Kate McKinnon’s hilarious and timely parody of Carol. See more highlights here to get the flavor of the Spirit Awards and read all about Film Independent to dig deeper.

The 2017 Spirit Awards air live February 25 at 5P ET exclusively on IFC.

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