Jennifer Aniston to Star With Adam Sandler in The Pretend Wife

December 8, 2009

Jennifer Aniston / Adam Sandler

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.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


At least he won't be doing that lame Jack and Jill project where he was gonna play Jack and his twin sister Jill. Looks like Sandler and Sony came to their senses a bit.

Jay Beezy on Dec 9, 2009


Ya, this actually sounds good. Chuck and Larry came off way to political, and Zohan just sucked. Hopefully this lives up to his past projects like billy madison and happy gilmore. Maybe have a 50 first dates kind of feel.

Stew on Dec 9, 2009


this sounds like another dull comedy movie... isnt the formula tired already?

corporate event management on Dec 9, 2009


Jay Breezy, Unfortunately, Sandler is still doing Jack and Jill. This is just another project he's adding to his roster. Sorry to disappoint you!

Ethan Anderton on Dec 9, 2009


Fine, but at least this is his next project and not Jack and Jill.

Jay Beezy on Dec 9, 2009


Adam sandler Jennifer aniston, not another Rom / com fucking shit, just fucking shit. 🙁

Cineprog on Dec 9, 2009


Jennifer Aniston's entire career is made up of these throwaway rom-coms. How utterly boring.

ebbie on Dec 9, 2009


Saw this 2006 French movie with Charlotte Gainsbourg a couple of weeks ago and thought it's only a matter of time before someone taps this for a re-make for US audiences. Hard to tell from the limited info on The Pretend Wife, but sounds eerily similar. Original is a more than serviceable romcom btw.

Slippyfist on Dec 9, 2009


I fucking love Adam

Shelby Hemstock on Dec 9, 2009


Slippyfist, Very interesting indeed. That sounds like the perfect plot for this flick. We'll just have to find out.

Ethan Anderton on Dec 9, 2009


I wonder how Jen manages to look so well no matter how much she ages. I still remember how breathtaking she was on Friends and even today she still has it!:D

Kettles and Toasters on Feb 19, 2010

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