Adam Sandler to play his own sister in Jack and Jill

source: variety.com

Adam Sandler
will star in an upcoming romantic comedy entitled Jack and Jill, in which he will play both Jack and his sister Jill.

Little else is known about the project, except that it will begin shooting next year for a 2011 release. The screenplay was written by former Saturday Night Live scribe Steve Koren.

Sandler was last seen in the Judd Apatow-directed dramedy Funny People, in which he played an actor/comedian named George Simmons who starred in a number of terrible comedies.

During the course of the film, we see a clip from Re-Do, a movie in which Simmons plays an adult man who turns back into a baby (see above). It was a wonderfully astute and cheeky dig at Sandler’s back catalogue of silly, high-concept comedies.

Well, I guess the financial and critical disappointment of Funny People has Sandler running back to the genre he was mocking.

For what it’s worth, I would rather see Re-Do.

Discuss: Is Sandler’s career heading in the right direction? Should he try to do more dramatic roles (a’la the excellent Punch Drunk Love) or stick to dumb comedies?

3 Responses to “Adam Sandler to play his own sister in Jack and Jill”

  1. Jack and Jill sounds as lame as Sandler's previous offerings (cept for The Wedding Singer) which was saved by Drew Barrymore and the eighties costumes, hair and music.Holding my breath! NOT!

  2. Cmon Simon, admit it. You laughed when you first saw Billy Madison or Happy Gilmore.

  3. Oh, I love those movies. And The Wedding Singer is a great, great film.But I mean, can he really keep getting away with this stuff? Billy Madison is almost 15 years old.Since then, we've seen Mr. Deeds, Little Nicky and (shuddering) I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.I guess after seeing Sandler spread his wings in Punch Drunk Love, Funny People and (to a lesser extent) Reign Over Me, I was hoping he'd pick some more interesting projects instead of the same old dross.

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