Movie News: Drew Barrymore Confirmed as Adam Sandler’s Costar; '70s Sitcom 'Good Times' Moving from TV to Big Screen

Movie News: Drew Barrymore Confirmed as Adam Sandler’s Costar; '70s Sitcom 'Good Times' Moving from TV to Big Screen

Mar 13, 2013

The Wedding Singer

Drew Barrymore: Adam Sandler will reteam with Drew Barrymore for an upcoming “blended family” comedy. Sandler and Barrymore were previously paired in the romantic comedies The Wedding Singer (pictured above) and 50 First Dates. In the upcoming, still untitled movie, they will play single parents who share a disastrous first date at a theme park and then must spend the day together with their children in tow. Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer, Here Comes the Boom) will direct. [Variety]

Good Times: The hit '70s television sitcom Good Times is being refashioned into a movie. The original series ran for six seasons, and featured John Amos and Esther Rolle as parents of a rambunctious African-American family that included their son Jimmie Walker, whose catchphrase “Dy-no-omite!” became a national phenomenom. Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids) has been hired to craft a screenplay. [The Hollywood Reporter]

SXSW Awards: Midway through the film portion of South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, the jury and special awards have been announced, with the top prizes going to the documentary William and the Windmill, which follows a young African man in Malawi who teaches himself how to build a windmill from junk, and narrative feature Short Term 12, starring Brie Larson as a caretaker at a foster-care facility for at-risk teens. Audience awards will be announced on Saturday. [SXSW]

Mood Indigo Trailer: Director Michel Gondry continues to stay busy with intriguing projects, even if they have become more difficult to see in the U.S. His newest is titled Mood Indigo, with a great-looking cast that includes Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou and Omar Sy. From the looks of the newest trailer, the movie is wonderfully magical journey; it opens in France next month, though we’re still waiting for a U.S. release date to be announced. [The Film Stage]

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