Murphy Attached to ‘Trading Places’/’Dolittle’-Style Comedy

Eddie Murphy is attached to produce, and possibly star in, The Misadventures of Fluffy, a new buddy comedy set up at Paramount.

The Risky Business blog reports that Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly sold the pitch for the R-rated comedy and will write the script.

The project is described as a road trip through New York featuring talking animals, and with an element of social comedy reminiscent of Trading Places.

Although insiders emphasize that Murphy is formally attached to produce, and not formally attached to star, this has the makings of combining two proven commodities for the actor: Trading Places-style R-rated laughs and Doctor Dolittle-esque talking to the animals.

Paramount is already in the Eddie Murphy business, with writers currently being sought for the studio’s Beverly Hills Cop IV.