Ben Stiller is in final negotiations to jump on board a limited series adaptation of the documentary ‘Three Identical Strangers.’
Like the documentary, the series would focus on the true story of Bobby Shafran, David Kellman, and Eddy Galland — identical triplets who were separated at birth only to be reunited later in life. Stiller would star as the three adult brothers.
The series comes from writer Amy Lippman with Sony Pictures Television producing along with SK Global and TriStar Television.
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Lippman would also serve as showrunner and executive producer on the series, with Stiller executive producing via Red Hour Films. Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, Charlie Corwin and Marcy Ross of SK Global also executive produce along with Piers Vellacott, Dimitri Doganis, and Tim Wardle of RAW and Emmeline Yang Hankins. Mark O’Connor of SK Global, Dan Braun, and Josh Braun of Submarine would serve as co-executive producers.
The ‘Three Identical Strangers’ documentary debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, where it was awarded the special jury prize for documentary storytelling.