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Katie Holmes and Al Pacino Going Up the Hill for 'Jack & Jill'

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August 24, 2010
Source: THR

Al Pacino, Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes

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?

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  • Jay Beezy
    I don't think this is a romantic comedy. I think when it was initially announced, it was improperly labeled as one.
  • beavis
    i can't believe they're making this mess - i PASS
  • YaUncle
    I think that she isn't leaving. That would make more sense.
  • Al, what are you doing??
  • @ #3, YaUncle, Correct. For some reason the "not" didn't make it in there. It's been fixed.
  • ASFan
    Why are you labeling this as a romantic comedy? It doesn't sound like one from the premise you just gave us.
  • Xerxex
    isn't Katie Holmes looking good?
  • Jimmy Love
    Jack and Jill went up the Hill, both with a Buck and a quarter. Jill came down with $2.50!
  • Cracky
    Lol. You know, call me crazy... but I love giving Adam Sandler chances. I will see this. If only for Pacino (but secretly in hopes that this will succeed).
  • ASFan
    I actually hope that this fails, so that Sandler might start to stray away from cookie cutter comedies and go for edgier fare. Because of that, I don't like the idea of Pacino in this.

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