George Simmons (played by Adam Sandler), the main character in Judd Apatow’s “Funny People”, is a successful comedian…much like Adam Sandler. I’m really looking forward to the film but I am curious as to how much Simmons’ career will mirror Sandler’s. Will he start off doing low-brow, borderline-subversive comedies and then become more vanilla as he goes mainstream, throwing in an occasional dramatic role from time to time?
I do know there’s nothing quite like “Re-Do” in Sandler’s filmography, but there is for Simmons and FunnyOrDie has a clip from the fake film where Craig (Simmons (Sandler)) has been transformed from a hard-working business man into a baby. With the help of his brother (played by Justin Long), he’s gonna get changed and show those Japanese execs who’s boss!
I know that “Funny People” is going to be on the dramatic side but I’m also excited to see how much may be parody of a Hollywood comedian’s career.
Check out the clip after the jump. “Funny People” hits theatres on July 31st.