While I haven't been a big fan of Adam Sandler's last few pics, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is slowly creeping its way up my anticipation radar ... now that the damn thing is finally moving forward with a cast and director. Okay, so Dennis Dugan (who replaced David Dobkin after the dude bailed over "big creative differences") hasn't exactly impressed with a string of crappy comedies, the latest being that awful pile of shtick called The Benchwarmers. However, with a script written by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor (Sideways, Election), I'm now convinced this film will definitely entertain.
Pic, which stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James as a pair of heterosexual firefighters who pose as a gay couple in order to qualify for their department's domestic-partner benefits, has just added Steve Buscemi and Dan Aykroyd to its roster of comedic talent. Buscemi, who also joined Sandler in Big Daddy, Billy Madison and Mr. Deeds, will play a city official hell-bent on revealing the pair's deception. Aykroyd, on the other hand, will slip into the shoes of fire department captain. (On a side note: I've always thought Buscemi would make a great Ghostbuster. If Bill Murray refuses to return for a sequel, I say we throw Buscemi in there and see what happens. Whaddya think?)