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Ben Stiller, Ben Stiller and Ben Stiller are set to star in TV series about long-lost identical brothers

Ben Stiller, Ben Stiller and Ben Stiller are set to star in TV series about long-lost identical brothers

The actor could soon portray all three siblings on the small screen after their documentary took the world by storm.

Ben Stiller is about to take on the workload of three as the actor is set to star in the TV adaptation of the acclaimed documentary Three Identical Strangers.

Variety reported that Stiller is in the final negotiations to play real-life triplets and executive produce the miniseries.

Three Identical Strangers will be written by Amy Lippman and produced by Sony Pictures Television along with SK Global and TriStar Television.

The miniseries marks Stiller’s return to acting - so to speak - as the 57-year-old has shifted his focus to directing over the past few years.

The TV adaption is based on the 2018 documentary, which tells the story of Bobby Shafran, David Kellman, and Eddy Galland - identical triplets who were separated at birth, only to be reunited later in life.

The triplets were all sent to different homes at birth, with one sent to a blue-collar family, one middle-class and the third to the home of an affluent doctor.

In 1980, Shafran discovered he had a twin brother after everyone kept mistaking him for Galland while attending university.

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The two eventually came face to face, concluding that they were twins.

However, once the news reached Kellman, he realised he too struck an eerie resemblance to the two men.

The triplets soon met up and celebrated their newfound brotherhood.

They soon began to notice that each of them shared extremely rare traits.

The three shared global fame as the human interest story was covered by various media outlets.

However, issues began to arise, and all three men’s mental health slowly deteriorated, leading Garland to take his own life in 1995.

That same year, journalist Lawrence Wright wrote a piece called 'Double Mystery' for the New Yorker, where he spoke about Dr Peter Neubauer and his ‘nature versus nurture’ project.

In his research, Wright discovered that Dr Neubauer had worked with The Louise Wise Agency, which initially claimed that they had separated the boys as it was challenging to find a household that would take in three children.

However, the Agency was really aiding Dr Neaubauer's research and separated the children as part of one of his controversial experiments.

It's truly The Parent Trap with a sick twist, but we can’t wait to see Stiller’s spin on it.

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