SANDLER PICKS APATOW OVER TARANTINO

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08.15.08 53 Comments

With Quentin Tarantino busy casting famous Jews in his Jewish Dirty Dozen WWII homage Inglorious Bastards, you’re probably wondering why we haven’t heard anything about Adam Sandler.  Or not.  Either way, the story is that Tarantino offered Sandler a part, but Sandler turned it down to work on Funny People with Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen.

Sandler had long been rumoured to take a major role in the Tarantino-scripted movie which the director has been planning for nearly a decade.

Asked had he been in talks with Tarantino, he told RTÉ.ie: "Yeah it’s true. It is, and I read the script, it’s fantastic. But I’m shooting at the very same time. I won’t be able to do it. I’m doing a movie with Judd Apatow at the same time so that’s not going to happen, but I did read it. It is awesome." [RTE]

Well that sucks. The last couple movies I didn’t hate Sandler in were non-comedy roles, and the last time he worked with Judd Apatow we got You Don’t Mess With the Zohan.  Then again, a script meeting with Tarantino these days probably lasts well into the morning and involves several 40 minutes tangents about Switchblade Sisters, so I can see how you’d want to avoid that. 

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