Katie Holmes Joins Jack and Jill; Steve Carell Hunts for A Boyfriend for My Wife
08.27.10 by Ryan
Katie Holmes is out to do another comedy after 2008's Mad Money, joining forces with Adam Sandler for his latest project. THR reports that Holmes has been cast in Jack and Jill, a movie which sees Sandler playing both a twin brother and a sister during an awkward Thanksgiving visit.
Holmes will play Sandler's wife, with Al Pacino playing himself. Dennis Dugan (Grown Ups) will direct the movie from a script by Steve Koren (Click).
Steve Carell, meanwhile, will continue his Dinner for Schmucks success and remake another foreign movie (Schmucks was a remake of the French comedy The Dinner Game). This time, Variety reports that Carell will remake the 2008 Argentinian comedy, A Boyfriend for My Wife (or Un Novio Para Mi Mujer). In the original, an unhappily married man hires a legendary lothario to seduce his wife in order to end his marriage. It was not announced whether Carell will play the husband or the lothario, but we'll guess the former.
Carell will also produce the movie, which will get a script from screenwriters Mark Gibson and Phil Halprin (Snow Dogs).