Believe it or not, it's been twenty-five years since the original Grumpy Old Men landed in theaters, which means we're probably long overdue for a remake. Today, it finally happened, with a most unexpected star headlining the project.
Take it away, THR:
"Eddie Murphy is in talks to star in a remake of Grumpy Old Men that Tim Story, the helmer of the Ride Along movies, will direct for New Line.
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 moves across the street."
Eddie Murphy's certainly no stranger to remakes - previously, the comedian starred in updated versions of The Nutty Professor (1996) and Dr. Dolittle (1998) - but our dude's been outta that game for a while. We're honestly somewhat surprised to learn he's been lured back to it! That said, it's very easy to imagine a killer take on Grumpy Old Men headlined by Eddie Murphy, and we'll watch the everloving shit out of it when it arrives. I guess the big question now is, who'll they have starring opposite him?
That remains to be seen. In the meantime: Murphy will next be seen in Craig Brewer's Rudy Ray Moore biopic, Dolemite Is My Name!, which will presumably hit Netflix sometime next year. Stay tuned for more on that one - and the Grumpy Old Men remake! - as further updates become available.
While we're waiting on those to arrive: who would you cast opposite Murphy in a Grumpy Old Men remake? Damn shame Bernie Mac's not still around, huh?