Money Talks 2 and Rush Hour 3: According to Variety, Chris Tucker, the highest-paid actor who never works, is poised for back-to-back sequel duty.

At Tucker's behest, New Line has begun to develop Money Talks 2, the sequel to the action comedy that helped make Tucker a star. Money will do the talking if Tucker does that film and Rush Hour 3, his sequel price is $20 million against 20% of gross for each film.

The studio is looking to hire a writer and has already begun courting Charlie Sheen to return as Tucker's co-star. Brett Ratner, who directed the original 1997 Money Talks before twice re-teaming with Tucker on the Rush Hour films, might direct the Money Talks sequel. The pic will be steered by Tucker and Rat Entertainment's Ratner and Jay Stern.

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