Adam Sandler has added fellow SNL co-star, Cheri Oteri (Liar Liar) and Happy Madison mainstay, Nick Swardson (Just Go With It) to the cast of Grown Ups 2. Featuring the return of Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek and Maya Rudolph, Sandler’s first ever sequel will feature newcomers Taylor Lautner, Oliver Cooper and David Henrie as fraternity brothers who antagonize Sandler and Co. Dennis Dugan will also return to direct the sequel for Happy Madison and Sony. Hit the jump for details on Oteri and Swardson’s characters.
Variety reports that Swardson is set to play Schneider’s brother, a school bus driver who has been known to occasionally drive under the influence of alcohol. Oteri will star as an ex-girlfriend from Sandler’s middle school days who happens to work at his wife’s (Hayek) store. Grown Ups 2 is currently scheduled for a July 12th, 2013 release, currently set to go up against Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Here’s the synopsis from the first film, which probably won’t differ all that much from the second:
Grown Ups, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade, is a comedy about five friends and former teammates who reunite years later to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach. With their wives (Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph) and kids in tow, they spend the Fourth of July holiday weekend together at the lake house where they celebrated their championship years earlier. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn’t mean growing up.