Hayek looking to laugh with Sandler

03.18.09 8 years ago

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After a successful guest starring stint on “30 Rock,” Salma Hayek is bringing her comic sensibilities to a new endeavor, Adam Sandler’s next flick.  Variety reports Hayek, Maya Randolph and Colin Quinn are joining the cast of Sandler’s untitled comedy at Columbia Pictures.

As you’d expect from Sandler’s long list of lovely onscreen wives, Hayek is on board to play the wife of the summer movie season staple and Rudolph will play co-star Chris Rock’s spouse.  The comedy finds Sandler, Rock, Kevin James, Rob Schneider and David Space as five high school best friends who reunite 20 years later on a July 4th weekend. 

The project is becoming something o a “Saturday Night Live” reunion as Rock, Schneider, Spade, Rudolph and Quinn all spent significant years at the TV institution. 

An executive producer of “Ugly Betty,” Hayek will next seen as the bearded lady in Universal Picture’s “Cirque du Freak.”

Rudolph’s next project is Sam Mendes first foray into comedy, “Away We Go” which will be released later this year.

Director Dennis Dugan (“You Don’t Mess With The Zohan”) is hoping to begin production on the new picture later this summer.

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