Eddie Murphy is rumored to star in a remake of the Walter Matthau/Jack Lemmon comedy Grumpy Old Men. The film is being directed by Ride Along director Tim Story. Story recently directed a sequel to Shaft starring Samuel L. Jackson, who is being considered to star opposite Murphy.
Eddie Murphy is no stranger to remakes, having starred in the Dr. Doolittle and The Nutty Professor films and their sequels. That said, the success of Grumpy Old Men and its sequel Grumpier Old Men lied in the longtime friendship and collaboration efforts of Lemmon and Matthau, so any attempts at a remake is already at a disadvantage.