Adam Sandler in Talks to Join Will Ferrell in ‘Three Mississippi’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 19th, 2013 at 1:11 pm,

Love him or hate him, Adam Sandler has proven to be a consistent box office draw. From cult classics like Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore to the mainstream success of 2010’s Grown Ups, the man has a built-in fanbase that flocks to theaters to see him yuk it up onscreen. It’s little wonder then that the latest Will Ferrell project is courting him to join the cast.

The film in question, Three Mississippi, involves two families who square off each Thanksgiving for an annual football game. Sandler would play the leader of the losing team, in a role that was originally intended for none other than Mark Wahlberg.

According to Vulture, the project was designed as a reunion for The Other Guys director Adam McKay and stars Wahlberg and Ferrell. However, Wahlberg has committed to military thriller Lone Survivor, the filming of which conflicts with Three Mississippi, and McKay and Ferrell are currently focusing on the much-hyped Anchorman 2 (it’s kind of a big deal). Sean Anders – who collaborated with Sandler on this summer’s That’s My Boy – is taking McKay’s place as director.

With Anchorman 2 on its way to theaters, Ferrell’s career is ready for a recharge, something that Sandler could certainly use right about now. While the actor has never been a critical darling, last year’s Jack and Jill was even more maligned than his usual fare. The film currently sits at a cringe-worthy 3% on Rotten Tomatoes and swept the Razzie Awards.

Adam Sandler Jack and Jill Adam Sandler in Talks to Join Will Ferrell in Three Mississippi

In addition to a Grown Ups sequel, Sandler has signed on to co-write and star in Candy Land, the latest board game to film adaptation. However, a team-up with Ferrell could be a smarter career move for him, given that response to trailers for That’s My Boy – which co-stars Andy Samberg – has been mixed, to say the least.

Still, with that film’s director at the helm, it’s anyone’s guess if Three Mississippi will showcase Sandler and Ferrell at their best or if it will instead emerge as a missed opportunity.

We’ll bring you the latest on Three Mississippi as details emerge. In the meantime, are you excited about the prospect of Sandler joining Ferrell on the big screen? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Vulture

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  1. Nope. I was actually interested in this movie when Walberg was attached. I’ll pass now. Not even the power of Will Ferrell will keep the horrible stench of Adam Sandler off this film.

    • ^I second this. I just want Sandler gone already.

  2. If you take Sandler’s Longest Yard/Happy Gilmore type personality which everyone knows him for vs Ferrell’s off the wall typ persona comedy that could seriously work I think. These are two comedy superpowers regardless of Sandler’s recent troubles…I think it could work with a good script.

  3. I never thought Adam Sandler and Will Ferrell would do a movie together. I’ll see it for Will Ferrell. As for Adam Sandler, I haven’t been too impressed with him lately he’s on a re-tread.

  4. It’s going to be interesting to see if their two very different styles of comedy can mesh well or not. I mean, Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby were both comedy gods, but have you ever watched ‘California Suite’?

  5. Dince Eric is out I’m in. If Sandker just acts and isn’t writing script him teaming up with Ferrell could work. Alot of times like Grown Ups , Jack n Jill and Little Nicky are just bad. A throwback comedy with Ferrel maybe just what he needs to do.

  6. all the adam sandler Hate. I bet if he died tonight the boards would be filled with “oh he was a comedic genius. Sad!

  7. I cant wait! I love adam and will they are my favorites of all time and they are hilarious! !!!! Going to be awsome im sure!!!

  8. I am super excited about this I love Adam Sadler he is amazing at what he does & never fails to make me smile & laugh not to mention his handsomeness 😉 . Will ferrel is also good at what he does & makes me laugh I personal would perfur Adam over will any day but they both are good & I think that this movie is a very good idea & I will defiantly be going to see this! It’s actually impossible for it not to be super funny. And as for all the Adam sandler haters, that’s all you are is haters people always want to hate what they can’t be. I love Adam sandler & this is an awesome idea!

  9. Cool I would go see this will and Adam in a film together would be hilarious .