Eddie Murphy has been off-screen for 2 years now with his last film being in 2016 but 2 years isn’t enough to keep the veteran from making a huge comeback.

The 57 year-old comedian would be returning to film for a remake of the classic comedy ‘Grumpy Old Men’. With 2011’s Tower Heist being his most recent big film, Murphy continues to work silently to get his career back on track (not that the legend can ever really fall off track). It is safe to say that Eddie plans to return with a bang as he is currently set to play Rudy Ray Moore in the Netflix film ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ as well as being the star of ‘Grumpy Old Men’.

Grumpy Old Men’s original film was released in 1993 and starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Lemmon and Matthau played neighbors who were competing for the attention of an attractive professor played by Ann-Margret. The comedy was a success at the box office, and spawned a sequel called Grumpier Old Men two years later. Tim Story is set to direct the film. Story is famous for directing the first two Fantastic Four films, Think Like a Man and Think Like a Man Too, Ride Along and Ride Along 2, Barbershop, and is set to direct a new Shaft film and the third Ride Along movie.