Variety is reporting that Ben Stiller is in negotiations with Sony Pictures Television to star in the limited series adaptation of the 2018 documentary Three Identical Strangers.
Three Identical Strangers is a documentary about three complete strangers, that in 1980 discover that they are infact identical triplets, separated at birth in 1961. What Eddy Galland, David Kellman and Robert Shafran soon discover however, is that a Jewish adoption agency and a psychiatrist named Peter B. Neubauer, had intentionally placed them with families at different economic levels, but for what purpose?
If Ben Stiller signs on, he’ll be playing the role of the three adult brothers, marking his first major starring role since 2017’s The Meyerowitz Stories.
The series hails from writer Amy Lippman, who will also serve as showrunner on the series, with Sony Pictures Television producing along with SK Global and TriStar Television. Lippman and Stiller will serve as executive producers alongside Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, Charlie Corwin, Marcy Ross, Piers Vellacott, Dimitri Doganis, Tim Wardle and Emmeline Yang Hankins. Mark O’Connor, Dan Braun and Josh Braun will serve as co-executive producers.