Katie Holmes and Al Pacino to Star alongside Adam Sandler in JACK AND JILL

     August 25, 2010


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.


  • http://twitter.com/aeghast [A]

    DeNiro in that Fockers crap, now this with Pacino — WHAT THE F**K (in full Osbourne Cox mode)

  • WhyoOo

    This movie sounds terrible….and katie homes is just…terrible without her top off…

    al pacino playing himself? why? how could this possibly end up on screen well? Cheesiness like that…(Julia Roberts playing Julia Roberts in Oceans 12).

    adam sandler playing a guy and a woman? No thanks cliche early 90′s movie about a cross dressing man going through a mid-life crisis.

  • Chris

    At least he didn’t end up like Mel Gibson.

    I think DeNiro did a good job in Fockers…Theres a reason they’ve made 3 films. People like him.

  • http://twitter.com/aeghast [A]

    oh man, I gotta agree with you on that — the first part, at least — as bad as DeNiro’s movie choices have been lately, he wasn’t involved in any major scandal — not any one I can think of right now, that is..

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