Katie Holmes and Al Pacino Going Up the Hill for 'Jack & Jill'
We already know that Adam Sandler will be playing both of the siblings in the upcoming romantic comedy Jack and Jill, but THR has some news on a couple new cast members. Katie Holmes and Al Pacino will join Sandler in a story about Jack, a family man who deals with his twin sister Jill visiting for Thanksgiving. But things take a turn for the worse when Jill decides she's not leaving (uh oh). Holmes (who hasn't done a studio film since Batman Begins in '05) will play Sandler's wife, while Pacino will simply be playing himself. Though we don't know specifics, Holmes will likely make that signature smirk and Pacino will hopefully yell.
Sandler's Happy Madison banner is producing the comedy with a look to start filming in October. Though the quality of Sandler's typical comedies has been it or miss over the past few years, he certainly knows how to surround himself with gorgeous leading ladies (dang Holmes looks cute up there). Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore and Jessica Biel have shared romance with Sandler on-screen, and a flick like this is definitely an interesting move for Holmes who seems eager to make a return to mainstream audiences. Hopefully Sandler can pull off the dual roles, though for most moviegoers it probably won't make much difference. Thoughts?