Jennifer Aniston to Star With Adam Sandler in The Pretend Wife
by Ethan Anderton
December 8, 2009
I've narrowed my own "pretend wife" down to a short list of every attractive woman I see, but it sounds like Columbia Pictures is a little more specific in their selection as THR reports that Jennifer Aniston is set to play opposite Adam Sandler in the romantic comedy The Pretend Wife (formerly known as Holiday in Hawaii). Frequent Sandler collaborator, director Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore), is the frontrunner to helm this, but the Allan Loeb and Tim Dowling story is being kept under wraps. Initially I thought of a crazy plot involving an imaginary wife, but my bet is Aniston will merely pose as Sandler's wife for some reason.
Nothing is official on the casting or directing front just yet, but with Happy Madison producing and their successful and pleasant relationship with Columbia going strong, it would take quite an upheaval to disrupt the project. As of now the plan is to release the romantic comedy just before Valentine's Day in 2011. With enough people becoming depressed around Valentine's Day as is, hopefully The Pretend Wife won't fall into Sandler's recent lackluster track record and give anybody another reason to be upset. We'll let you know if anyone else is cast in the project and if we hear anything more about the production, so stay tuned for more.