In the film, in which he'll play multiple characters, Murphy stars as Norbit, a meek guy pressed into marrying a monstrous woman (also played by Murphy). When he subsequently meets the woman of his dreams, he has to figure out a way to be with her.
Original script was written by Eddie and Charlie Murphy, with a rewrite by Guess Who scribes Jay Scherick and David Ronn -- who recently were hired by DreamWorks to write the bigscreen version of "Baywatch."
John Davis is producing. John Fox oversees the project at the studio.
Thurber's Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story was bought and developed by DreamWorks, but the studio ultimately passed on it. As a Fox release, it grossed $114 million domestically.