Adam Sandler Back to Romantic Comedy, Maybe with Drew Barrymore

February 22, 2013

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler

Last fall we learned that Adam Sandler was going to star in Ridiculous 6, a western comedy that seemed like it was probably a riff on The Magnificent Seven. However, it sounds like that project will have to wait as Deadline reports Sandler has instead decided to take on a romantic comedy again at Warner Bros. with his Happy Madison banner producing. The untitled film is coming together quickly, but it doesn't yet have a director. Sandler will star in the film, and while a female lead is still being locked down, his co-star Drew Barrymore from The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates has been approached for the role. More below!

However, apparently there are some other unnamed actresses in the running, so anything can happen. As for the story, it follows a couple who has a disastrous blind date and somehow find themselves stuck together in a resort for families, each with their kids from a previous marriage in tow. But as you would expect, what begins as a tumultuous encounter turns into a budding romance. The project has been sitting at Warner Bros. since 2007 with a script from TV writers Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. Considering Sandler's work with Barrymore has resulted in some of his better films, this could be good.

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  • Greg dinskisk
    I always have hopes with Sandler... Don't know why, but do.
    • castingcouch
      I don't know why you do either.
      • Greg dinskisk
        Well, he has such potential... He did a fantastic job with Punch Drunk Love and Funny People.... I really liked 50 First Dates too...
  • Coming from someone with 3 kids with different last names this could definitely be comedy gold if handled correctly.
  • Same actor, same 80's music, same template , same old old shit. Thank god theres an off button on my tv.
  • castingcouch
    Convenient to set the story at a resort. Also known as a paid holiday for the cast.
  • kodekn
    Run away from this, Drew, run!




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