First Look: Adam Sandler in Holiday Comedy Bedtime Stories
by Alex Billington
August 7, 2008
Disney has revealed the first photo of Adam Sandler in their upcoming holiday comedy Bedtime Stories. In it, Sandler stats as a hotel handyman whose life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true. In addition to Sandler, Guy Pearce, Keri Russell, Courteney Cox, and Dana Goodman all star as well. The film hits theaters on Christmas Day, making it Disney's big holiday comedy. The concept sounds great, I just hope the execution is great as well. Directing is Adam Shankman, of Hairspray last year, and although his previous filmography is quite unimpressive (so much so that I'm not even going to mention it), I'm hoping the script for this was good enough to forget about them and move on. Take a look at the first look photo below and let us know what you think!
An adventure comedy starring Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman whose life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. He attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another, but it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn Skeeter's life upside down.
Bedtime Stories is directed by American filmmaker and long-time choreographer Adam Shankman, of The Wedding Planner, The Pacifier, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and Hairspray previously. The script was written by Disney newcomer Matt Lopez, who also wrote the script for their upcoming remake of Race to Witch Mountain. Disney is releasing Bedtime Stories in theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th.