On occasion, actors have been known to play multiple roles in one project. Comedians and comedic actors, especially, are fond of this tactic, with Eddie Murphy being, possibly, the most well-known comedian with such a cinematic propensity. Well, Marlon Wayans might be on his way to beating the Eddie Murphy record, because he’s currently preparing for a big acting challenge which will see him take on a whopping six roles in his upcoming Netflix film, Sextuplets.
In Sextuplets, Marlon Wayans will play a man, Alan, who is trying to find and meet his birth mother before his first child arrives. During this process, Alan meets his brother Russell, and finds out that they are actually two brothers from a set of sextuplets. Alan then sets out to find his four remaining siblings, so he and Russell embark on a road trip to locate the rest of their family. Unfortunately, Alan will quickly realize that this quest and the family it digs up might be leading him down a path that’s way more than he bargained for. As you might have guessed, Wayans will play all five of Alan’s siblings, which lands him six major roles in Sextuplets.
Wayans, who last teamed with Netflix for his stand up comedy special Woke-ish and the 2017 film Naked, is, obviously, no stranger to out-there comedy concepts, so Sextuplets totally fits much of what we’ve known him for. The star of White Chicks (where his character masqueraded as one of the titular chicks) and Little Man (where his character was a very small adult who posed as a baby) should have no problem mining the comedy from six characters who are sure to be very different people, even though they are so closely related.