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Eddie Murphy to strap on more fat suits

Tbdmurphy051407 It’s been rumored for a few weeks now that Eddie Murphy would star in a film adaptation of Fantasy Island as Mr. Roarke (hold your groans a sec), but there’s been no word who would play Tattoo — or any other character for that matter.

Now E! Online is reporting that the plan is to have Murphy play not just Roarke, but several other characters as well (okay, let your groans out now).

And seeing as how the flick is being written by Norbit masterminds Jay Scherick and David Rom, we get the feeling that we may end up seeing a shortened, CGI Eddie shouting “De plane! De plane!” Oh, what sorry tribute to Hervé Villechaize ...

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:12am]


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