Third Time’s Still Charming? Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore Ready for Another Big-Screen Hookup

Mark Deming
Movie Talk

You loved 'em in "The Wedding Singer." You loved 'em in "50 First Dates." Now, Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler and a bunch of movie suits are banking on you loving 'em one more time.

Warner Bros. announced Wednesday morning the two stars are teaming up for a brand new romantic comedy.

The project, which doesn’t have a title at this point, will feature Barrymore and Sandler as two divorced parents who go out on a date that goes horribly wrong. However, the two find themselves together at a theme park, with their kids in tow, and have to find a way to get past their awkwardness as hilarity ensues. The screenplay, by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera, was been making the rounds since 2007, when it was first pitched under the title "Blended."

Adam Sandler came about the project in February, and while Drew Barrymore was rumored to be high on the list of potential female stars, this confirmation suggests Sandler may be looking for a box-office sure thing after the disappointing response to his two most recent starring vehicles, "Jack and Jill" and "That's My Boy."

Barrymore probably wouldn't mind a solid hit herself. While her most recent picture, "Big Miracle," did decent business, she hasn't had a blockbuster on her resume since "50 First Dates" in 2004, or a genuine hit since 2007's "Music and Lyrics."

Frank Coraci will direct the film. He first teamed with Sandler and Barrymore on "The Wedding Singer," and also directed Sandler in "The Waterboy" and "Click." Mike Karz will produce, through Sandler's Happy Madison production company.