Katie Holmes is in talks to star opposite Adam Sandler and Al Pacino in Jack and Jill, directed by Dennis Dugan (Grown Ups). According to THR, Jack, a family man, deals with his twin sister, Jill, when she visits for Thanksgiving then won’t leave. Sandler will play both siblings. Holmes would play Sandler’s wife; Pacino is set to play himself. This marks Holmes’ first major studio film since 2005’s Batman Begins and her first film role since appearing in the 2008 low-budget Mad Money.
Holmes has several movies already wrapped including romantic drama “The Romantics”, the crime thriller The Son of No One and the Guillermo del Toro-produced chiller Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Holmes’ screen return is a good thing and it will be entertaining to see how her talents stack up against the likes of Sandler and Pacino. I think she might be capable of some good comedy, despite her weak performance in Mad Money. Hit the jump for more on Jack and Jill.
Sandler has been hit-and-miss of late and after Grown Ups I am not entirely sure I want to see more oddball Sandler fare. However, having him play both male and female title roles could very well lend itself to a Mrs. Doubtfire scenario and that would be very entertaining. I also find the presence of Pacino somewhat appealing. Given that he will be playing himself, I can’t wait to see what that means in the context of this movie. There is very little Pacino can’t do, and do well. It will be interesting to see if Sandler still has his comic mojo and if Holmes and Pacino either improve Sandler’s performance or overshadow it.