Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg have a lot in common. They’re both Jewish, they’re both”Saturday Night Live” breakout stars, and they both have maybe done one too many musical bits in their career. (Can we have a brief moratorium on “zany” raps filled with camera mugging?)
One difference between them is Adam Sandler has had many box office hits, whereas Andy Samberg has never successfully top-billed a movie; Hot Rod crashed and burned with $13 million domestic. However, Samberg’s fortunes may change with a newly announced project. Happy Madison is developing a film called I Hate You, Dad, where Samberg would play a man about to be married whose dad, played by Sandler, moves in with him on the night before his wedding and seriously pisses off the bride.
Just checked their birthdays on Wikipedia. So… Sandler was 12 when he became a father? Eh, fancy Hollywood make-up technology and maybe some of that Benjamin Button CGI will fix the lack of an age difference. Actually, this project sounds promising, especially with a script partially written by David Wain and Ken Marino (Role Models). We’ll see if Happy Madison decides to greenlight this, or the Kevin James vehicle Fartasaurus Rex. (Hollywood Reporter)