The ghost of “Saturday Night Live” past will join forces with the present when Adam Sandler co-stars opposite Andy Samberg. Sandler appeared in the sketch comedy series in the mid-nineties and Samberg is currently a regular on the show. According to THR, the duo is set to appear in a movie together where they’ll play — wait for it…father and son. Dun! Dun! Dun!
The trade reports that Sandler and Samberg will star in the comedy I Hate You Dad, which centers on “a father who moves in on the eve of his son’s wedding and promptly begins feuding with the bride-to-be.” Sandler will play the father and Samberg, the son, which is an interesting dynamic for more than one reason. The most obvious being the mere 12 year age difference between the actors.
The film is currently in the development stages but the actors are attached, and Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions will produce.
Even though it’s unbelievable that Sandler and Samberg would be father and son, they do look related and they have a lot in common. Also Hollywood is notorious for casting actors as parents when they’re young enough to play siblings instead. Do you remember Amy Poehler and Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls? What about Jenny McCarthy and Brittany Snow in John Tucker Must Die. And you don’t even want to know the extremes they go to on soap operas. Can you say two or three years?
What do you think of Sandler and Samberg starring in a comedy together?