If you’re excited about more Adam Sandler movies, then you are in luck. No, I don’t just mean the imminent release of “That’s My Boy,” I mean that according to Vulture, Sandler is negotiating to star in “Three Mississippi,” with Will Ferrell. Wait, it gets better–Sandler would replace Mark Wahlberg, who teamed successfully with Ferrell in “The Other Guys.”
I’m being sarcastic, of course. If I heard that Ferrell and Wahlberg were starring in a movie about two rival families with a longtime annual tackle football game at Thanksgiving — with one family (Wahlberg’s) the perennial loser, I would say, “Hey, could be fun.” In fact, I probably did think that when I heard about this movie, originally entitled “Turkey Bowl.”
However, scheduling misadventures have ensued: because of a clash with the timing of Ferrell’s long-planned “Anchorman 2″ and Wahlberg’s “Lone Survivor,” Wahlberg had to drop out. Inconveniently, so did Adam McKay, who was supposed to direct “Turkey Bowl” but now is on “Anchorman 2.” Enter “That’s My Boy” director Sean Anders, who is taking over “Turkey Bowl,” now given the rather lame title of “Three Mississippi.” With Anders, Sandler entered the picture as well. I guess now this will turn into an Adam Sandler movie, where Adam Sandler plays that same Adam Sandler character. He probably could do more, but has given up on trying. Why bother? His movies make money.