Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s Romantic Comedy BLENDED Now Re-Titled THE FAMILYMOON; Joel McHale and Wendi McLendon-Covey Join the Cast

     July 31, 2013


Following their romantic comedy team-ups in The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore will once again reunite, though now with a brand new title.  Previously named Blended, the movie has been changed to The Familymoon.  The story centers on “a couple who, after disastrous blind date, are stuck together in a family resort with their children from previous marriages.”  You can pretty much fill in the blanks on the rest of the story from there.  Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer) directs from an original script from Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera.  Deadline reported on the title change citing marketing’s preference for the new moniker.  Hit the jump for more on the casting news.

The Wrap reports wendi-mclendon-coveythat McLendon-Covey and McHale will join the newly-titled The Familymoon.  McHale will play “Barrymore’s former husband while McLendon-Covey will play Barrymore’s best friend, a woman who has no children.”  McLendon-Covey has a slew of movies coming out over the next year or so, including Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club and James Griffiths’ Cuban Fury.  McHale, who was last reported as being in negotiations for the Coraci picture, will next star in Tristram Shapeero’s A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle, alongside McLendon-Covey.  He’ll next join Scott Derrickson’s crime-horror picture, Beware the Night.

  • Dodd

    They can call it whatever they want, it isn’t going to make the movie any less shitty

  • Dodd

    They can call it whatever they want, it isn’t going to make the movie any less shitty

  • Aaron Sullivan

    I’m probably pathetic for hoping this will be good. I never really followed the Adam Sandler movies that were originally popular and never bothered with the awful looking stuff of the last 5 years or more that harkened back to those originals.

    I got to know him through Punch Drunk Love, Spanglish, and the two Drew Barrymore pics. I liked all of them with some reservations (of course), and it wasn’t despite Adam Sandler — he was great in these films. (admittedly, 50 First Dates was pretty darn weak, though).

    So, yeah, I do WANT this to be good. It’s not that we know a certain ending is coming — in fact the best movies give us the ending we want — it’s how you get to that ending.

    Besides, it will probably be easy to tell from the trailer if there is any real ambition behind this one.

  • Kizi 10

    I also think that it is what is relatively new for a few pictures and romantic comedy.

  • yepi 10

    oh look, really happy. I want like them.