According to Variety, Ben Stiller is in final discussions to star in "Three Identical Strangers," a limited series adaptation of the well-known documentary film.
"Three Identical Strangers," a film directed by Tim Wardle, won the Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Award for Storytelling. It tells the story of three identical triplets who meet by chance as adults, as well as the revelation of the unreported scientific experiment that separated them by birth.
Stiller will play all three of the brothers as adults. What makes his casting unusual is that Galland died by suicide in 1995, when he was 34. Stiller is currently 57, almost 25 years older than Galland was at the time of his death. The whole documentary focuses on the three brothers' lives as young men, after they became minor media celebrities following their reunion in their 20s.
Amy Lippman is well-known for her work on "Masters of Sex," "In Treatment," and "LA Law." Others on the cast are Wardle, Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, Piers Vellacott, Dimitri Doganis, and Emmeline Yang Hankins. Sony Pictures Television produces with SK Global and TriStar Television.
Stiller hasn't acted on television extensively outside of his short-lived but Emmy-winning sketch series "The Ben Stiller Show" in 1993, but he has been active as a producer and director on television. Most recently, he executive produced Apple TV+'s "Severance" and Showtime's "Escape at Dannemora," and received Emmy nominations for his work.
Stiller is repped by UTA, ID, and Gang Tyre, while Lippman is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.