Universal & Imagine get Nutty
Created 11/21/1999 - 01:00
files/pictures/picture-35.jpgProduction has started up on NUTTY II: THE KLUMPS, the sequel to the $270
million hit THE NUTTY PROFESSOR. Eddie Murphy will return to the role of
Professor Sherman Klump in the Universal Pictures' and Imagine
Entertainment flick. Singer and actress Janet Jackson co-stars in the film,
which is produced by Brian Grazer (LIAR LIAR, BOWFINGER) and directed by
Peter Segal (TOMMY BOY). Tom Shadyac, Murphy, Karen Kehela and James D.
Brubaker are the executive producers, and the screenplay is scribed by
Barry Blaustein, David Sheffield and Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz (AMERICAN
PIE). Murphy once again is slated to play the various members of the Klump
family, who this time around will be fighting over a secret DNA formula.
The script is full of opportunities for many crazy visual effects. The film
is scheduled for release on August 4, 2000.