Adam Sandler plays both of the title roles in his upcoming comedy “Jack and Jill,” but he’s making room for one more: Katie Holmes.
The “Batman Begins” star is in talks to join the cast as Sandler’s wife, The Hollywood Reporter reveals. The Thanksgiving-set story centers on Jack (Sandler), a family man whose twin sister (also Sandler) pays a holiday visit and then doesn’t leave. In a bizarre twist, the movie also stars Al Pacino … as himself.
“Jack and Jill” will be directed by Dennis Dugan, a longtime Sandler cohort. He most recently directed the former “Saturday Night Live” comic in “Grown-Ups,” “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry,” but their relationship extends as far back as “Happy Gilmore.”
The story comes from an idea and a script from Ben Zook, and Robert Smigel and Steve Koren have both done work on it as well. Sandler is producing the film with his Happy Madison production company partner Jack Giarraputo and Todd Garner.
Holmes has led a pretty low-key existence since her 2005 roles in “Batman Begins” and “Thank You for Smoking.” She starred in the 2008 indie comedy “Mad Money” and appeared in one episode of the short-lived sitcom “Eli Stone” that same year. She also has a pair of 2010 indies in her corner: the Kevin Kline/ Paul Dano-starring comedy “The Extra Man,” which was released earlier this summer, and the ensemble drama “The Romantics,” which arrives in September.
Holmes has a busy year ahead of her, though. In addition to “Jack and Jill,” which is expected to be released next year, she also stars in Guillermo del Toro’s horror remake “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” and the upcoming miniseries “The Kennedys,” in which she plays Jackie Kennedy. Holmes is also set for director Dito Montiel’s “Fighting” follow-up, the crime thriller “The Son of No One.”
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