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Armie Hammer to play Winklevoss twins again -- on 'The Simpsons'

July 22, 2011 |  1:47 pm

Armie Hammer as a Winklevoss

Armie Hammer will once again take on the roles of both Winklevoss twins, but this time it won't be in a cineplex -- it'll be on "The Simpsons."

Hammer played Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in :The Social Network," which depicted (among other things) the longstanding legal battle the brothers have fought with Mark Zuckerberg, who they say stole the idea for Facebook from them. 

"The Simpsons" episode featuring Hammer as the Winklevi will run early next year, on Fox of course, and will be titled "The D'oh-cial Network" (a reference to Homer Simpson's catchphrase), according to EW.com, the website of Entertainment Weekly magazine, which first reported the cameo.

"Lisa creates a social network site in Springfield and gives too much credit to everybody, so we thought of doing a joke involving the Winklevoss twins," Al Jean, an executive producer on "The Simpsons," told EW.com in its report.

Jean also said in the report that once the show's writers decided to include the twins in the script, they went straight to Hammer -- not the actual Winklevoss brothers themselves. 

"We were like, 'Wait, he played them, that's who people think they are, we should just get him,'" the producer told EW.com. "It's not like they're going to sue us."

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

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Photo: Armie Hammer, left, and Max Minghella in the film "The Social Network" about the founding of the website Facebook. Credit: Columbia Tristar

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