Deadline reports Morgan will play the third and long lost sibling in the forthcoming film Triplets, which will begin shooting this January in Boston.
“I’d been good friends with Tracy Morgan for a long time and always thought he was one of the funniest men in the world,” director Ivan Reitman told Deadline. “I thought he would make a terrific triplet, and we rewrote the whole script for him. Now, we’ll go out and try and put the money together and get it made.”
As for the plot details, Reitman told Deadline: “Secretly, there was a third baby born, a Black baby, who hasn’t been in touch with his siblings. They don’t know each other and very early in the movie they meet and it’s how they achieve a bond together after all these years.”
“It’s really a film about family and, no matter how different we all are, we have to learn to get along,” he added. “These guys have great chemistry together, and you can see that in the reel, and how much energy they bring out in each other.”
Released in December 1988, Twins was the year’s fifth highest-grossing movie, earning $111.9 million domestic and $216.6 million worldwide.