Warner Bros Dates Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore Pic ‘Blended’, Shifts ‘Transcendence’

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Deadline.comApril 24, 2013
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Blended is the next starring vehicle from Adam Sandler, who is reuniting with Drew Barrymore for the romantic comedy about blended families. Warner Bros said today that the pic has landed a May 23, 2014, release date. Sandler’s Happy Madison and Mike Karz’s Gulfstream Pictures will produce the film, which had been at the studio since 2007 via an original script from Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. Frank Coraci, who helmed past Sandler-Barrymore pic The Wedding Singer as well as Sandler vehicles Click and The Waterboy, is aboard to direct. The logline: After a disastrous blind date, Jim and Lauren — each with their kids from a previous marriage — find themselves stuck together in a resort for families. Despite everything they can do to resist, the attraction grows between the two, and their kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.

Meanwhile, the studio shifted its release date for Wally Pfister’s directorial debut Transcendence, the pic that stars Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara and Morgan Freeman. It moves up a week from its original April 25, 2014, slot to April 18 and also will be shown in IMAX venues.

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