Emmerich gets ‘Life’ as scout

Demme helms; Murphy, Lawrence co-star

NEW YORK — Noah Emmerich, who made his feature film debut in Ted Demme’s “Beautiful Girls,” will be reunited with the director on “Life,” which Demme is helming for Universal.

Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence star in the film as two convicts who spend 60 years trying to break out of prison. Emmerich plays a 1940s baseball scout who goes to a jail to find the latest talent.

His film credits include James Mangold’s “Cop Land” and Demme’s latest film “Noose.” Pic preemed at Sundance under the title “Snitch,” and does not yet have a U.S. distributor.

Emmerich will next be seen playing Jim Carrey’s best friend in Peter Weir’s “The Truman Show” for Paramount.

Emmerich is repped by Joanne Wild at the William Morris Agency.

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