Warner Bros. Announces Title, Release Date for Adam Sandler Romantic Comedy
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Warner Bros.' romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore has gotten an official title and a release date.
The film, titled Blended, will hit theaters on May 23, 2014.
The project reunites the two actors who starred in both The Wedding Singer and Fifty First Dates together and centers on a man and a woman who, after a disastrous first date, get trapped at a family resort with their kids from previous marriages in tow. An attraction begins to grow despite comedic mishaps.
Frequent Sandler director Frank Coraci is helming the project, which is being produced by Mike Karz and Sandler’s Happy Madison shingle. Community star Joel McHale was recently cast as Barrymore’s immature ex-husband.
Blended will open against Fox's sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Warner Bros. also announced a slight shift in the release date of Transcendence, the sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman.
The film, originally scheduled for April 25, 2014, has moved one week earlier to April 18, 2014. The project will also be shown in IMAX.
While the plot has been kept mostly under wraps, the film follows a man (Depp) who creates a computer program that develops an awareness.
Transcendence is veteran cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut and was penned by Jack Paglen and developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films, whose principals include Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen and Regency Boies. Polvino, Marter and Cohen will produce, with David Valdes (The Book of Eli), Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove co-producing.
Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder are executive producers.
The new release date means Transcendence will open against Disneynature's documentary Bears.
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