Well I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised about this next news story, but still, after seeing Adam Sandler poke fun at his own brand of low brow comedy in Judd Apatow’s Funny People, it kind of felt like he may have been reaching a turning point in his career. Maybe he was actually getting interested in taking on more dramatic roles, and films that actually had something to say. Maybe he had earned enough money to start being more picky with his projects. But, nah… of course not. Let’s not get carried away here!
Variety reports that Sandler has signed on to star in a romantic comedy for Sony called Jack and Jill, where he will play both Jack and his twin sister Jill. Yep, dual role cross-dressing… this one should make Eddie Murphy proud. Not much else is known about the story except that it was written by Sandler’s SNL buddy Steve Koren (A Night at the Roxbury, Bruce Almighty, Click). What do you think, could this be a new low for Sandler, or is it just par for the course? Do you see his movies in a different light after watching Funny People?