by Brendan Bettinger Posted: January 13th, 2011
Adam Sandler is in talks to play Andy Samberg’s father in I Hate You Dad though less than twelve years separate their ages in real life. According to THR, “The story centers on a father who moves in on the eve of his son’s wedding and promptly begins feuding with the bride-to-be.” Columbia Pictures first picked up the project in August 2008 from a script by David Caspe that has since been rewritten by David Wain and Ken Marino (Role Models).
I Hate You Dad is one of several possible starring vehicles for Sandler including Narco, The $40,000 Man, and Valet Guys with Kevin James. Sandler will next be seen in Just Go With It opposite Jennifer Aniston (February 11th), followed by Jack and Jill opposite Adam Sandler in drag later in the year. Samberg has supporting roles in the upcoming big screen comedies Friends With Benefits and What’s Your Number.
With all due respect to Kevin James, Samberg/Sandler is a more exciting comedic prospect if only thanks to the novelty. And that’s before you factor in the invigorating potential of a script from Wain and Marino.
by Jason Barr Posted: January 13th, 2011
Paul Dano has landed a starring role in Oscar-nominated writer/director Paul Weitz’s (About a Boy) Another Night. Dano will co-star alongside Robert De Niro in the film which Weitz has adapted from Nick Flynn’s 2004 memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Per Variety, Another Night will tell the story of a writer who runs into his homeless father while working at a Boston shelter. Though the report makes no mention, it seems safe to assume that Dano and De Niro will make turns as son and father, respectively.
In addition to Another Night, Dano can also be seen this summer in Jon Favreau’s action/sci-fi flick Cowboys & Aliens and in 2012 alongside Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon Levitt in Rian Johnson’s (The Brothers Bloom) sci-fi film Looper. As for Another Night, the project (now at Focus Features) was originally set up at Fox 2000 under the title Suck City with Casey Affleck rumored to in the role now occupied by Dano. To check out the synopsis for the source material, hit the jump.
Here’s a synopsis for Nick Flynn’s 2004 memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City [from Amazon]:
http://collider.com/paul-dano-another-night/70168/Flynn’s wayward father, a self-styled writer and ex-con, describes his life on Boston’s streets as “another bullshit night in Suck City”: he hangs out in ATM lobbies, stuffs his coat with newspaper and is often “still drunk from the night before.” This biting memoir describes the years poet Flynn (Some Ether; Blind Huber) spent, in his late 20s, working at one of the city’s homeless shelters, where his path crisscrossed with his down-and-out father’s. In examining their troublesome relationship, Flynn admits to feeling lost, as he turned to alcohol and came close to being on the other side of the shelter admissions booth himself.