'30 Rock' Comedienne Jane Krakowski Joins Adam Sandler's 'Pixels'
The cast of Columbia Pictures adaptation of the short film Pixels is already pretty full with Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage leading the film about a group of video game experts who are recruited by the government to help deal with the threat of popular 1980s video game characters attacking New York City. In addition, Michelle Monaghan is on board the film as a weapons developer who also turns out to be a love interest for Sandler. Now another cast member has been added with Deadline reporting that "30 Rock" prima donna Jane Krakowski will play the First Lady in the sci-fi action comedy. More below!
For those who maybe haven't paid close attention to the development of Pixels, here's a rundown of the characters. Sandler is a former video game champion, now leading a miserable life as a home theater installer and Dinklage is playing his brash former video game-playing nemesis. Meanwhile Gad plays a conspiracy-theory-obsessed genius with really bad social skills and James plays the U.S. president, turning to his childhood best friend (Sandler) to help save the planet. Yes, James is the president and Krakowski has been cast as his wife, who also just happened to date Sandler's character when they were younger.
The concept for this film is so awesome and fun that we hope Adam Sandler and his knucklehead friends don't screw it up. Thankfully, Kevin James is the only regular Sandler collaborator involved, and the inclusion of Dinklage and Gad give us hope that this will turn out all right. The other concern is that Chris Columbus is directing, and he hasn't had that great of a track record lately. But maybe he can find glory akin to his success with Home Alone with this high concept film. Pixels arrives on May 15th, 2015.