Adam Sandler is a Jack of all trades. According to a report in Variety, the actor will star in the romantic comedy 'Jack and Jill,' in which he will play both Jack and twin sister Jill.

Though little is known about the project, Variety reports that it was written by former 'SNL' writer Steve Koren, who also scripted Sandler's 'Click' (as well as 'Bruce Almighty' for Jim Carrey), and that it is scheduled to begin filming early next year for a 2011 release by Sony. And it's being billed as a "high concept" film, in this case meaning broad comedy. Adam Sandler is a Jack of all trades. According to a report in Variety, the actor will star in the romantic comedy 'Jack and Jill,' in which he will play both Jack and twin sister Jill.

Though little is known about the project, Variety reports that it was written by former 'SNL' writer Steve Koren, who also scripted Sandler's 'Click' (as well as 'Bruce Almighty' for Jim Carrey), and that it is scheduled to begin filming early next year for a 2011 release by Sony. And it's being billed as a "high concept" film, in this case meaning broad comedy.

Sandler's choice of roles has always been puzzling; one day he'll play goofballs, slackers and oddballs ('Happy Gilmore,' 'The Waterboy,' 'Little Nicky'), the next he'll be a satisfying romantic comedy lead ('The Wedding Singer,' '50 First Dates'). We've always felt that he wanted to be taken as a serious comedic actor, and his turn in 'Spanglish' and 'Reign Over Me' had given us high hopes for his future endeavors.

Unfortunately, those outings (as well as the current 'Funny People') just don't do the box office of such "concept" comedies as 'You Don't Mess with the Zohan' and 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry,' both of which jumped into the $100 million-plus territory. So it's no wonder that Sandler has opted for a role that most likely will revolve around slapstick, misunderstandings, mistaken identity, immature situations and bathroom humor.

Hey Adam, we hope we're wrong, this role sounds like kind of a drag.
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