Ashley Judd Joins DIVERGENT; Joel McHale in Talks to Board Adam Sandler Comedy with Drew Barrymore

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Check out today’s latest casting announcements:

  • Ashley Judd (Heat) has joined the cast of Neil Burger’s Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Aaron Eckhart and Theo James.  The adaptation of the best-selling Veronica Roth novel series is currently in production and opens March 21, 2014.
  • Joel McHale (Community) is in negotiations to join an untitled romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, who will reunite with The Wedding Singer director Frank Coraci.

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Adam Sandler Makes Blended Family Romantic Comedy His Next Project; Drew Barrymore May Co-Star

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Adam Sandler has signed on to star in an untitled romantic comedy (formerly titled Blended) set up at Warner Bros.  The story follows “a man and a woman who, after a disastrous first date, get trapped at a family resort with their kids from previous marriages in tow.”  Believe it or not, a romance starts to develop.  At one pre-Sandler point Sandra Bullock was attached.  Now, THR hears Drew Barrymore is emerging as the frontrunner to play the female lead, which would form a nice Sandler/Barrymore trilogy following The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates.

There is no director on board yet, but Sandler has decided to make this his next project under the Happy Madison banner.  That means The Ridiculous 6, a Western comedy Sandler is attached to, will be put on hold for the time being.  I’d rather see Sandler out of his comfort zone in the Western genre than find another excuse to film at a vacation spot.  But we have been charmed by the Sandler/Barrymore team in the past, so let’s hope this is the one where Sandler turns it around.

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