Eddie Murphy and director Brian Robbins are in final negotiations to reteam for the DreamWorks comedy A Thousand Words, according to Variety.

The pair recently collaborated on the comedies Norbit for DreamWorks and the upcoming Starship Dave for 20th Century Fox.

The story centers on a glib man who finds out that he has only 1,000 words left to speak before he dies. Steve Koren (Click) wrote the screenplay.

Nicolas Cage is co-producing.