Murphy to star in Segal-helmed 'Dave'

“Starship Dave” is now launching at 20th Century Fox, with Eddie Murphy on board to star and helmer Peter Segal to direct.

Project had been at Paramount.

Deep River Prods. is producing along with Guy Walks Into a Bar. Story is about a crew of miniature human-looking aliens who are seeking a way to save their doomed world.

Producing are David Friendly and Marc Turtletaub for Deep River, Jon Berg and Tom Komarnicki for Guy Walks Into a Bar. Segal’s producing partner Michael Ewing will also produce.

Deep River’s recently produced “Big Momma’s House 2” for Fox

Murphy is lined up to lense “Norbit” for DreamWorks. Segal last directed the football remake “The Longest Yard.”

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