This morning's Hollywood Reporter has an article about Columbia Pictures putting the finishing touches on a deal to acquire the comedy script Don't Mess With Zohan from Revolution Studios. What's so special about this comedy you may wonder? Well, the script, which tells the story of a former Mossad agent who fakes his death and moves to New York to become a hair stylist, was written by Judd Apatow, Robert Smigel and Adam Sandler. On top of that, the project will also star Sandler as the agent. How about that? Sounds like what you would call a "comedy dream-team" to me. After all, Apatow has written several very successful comedies including The 40-Year Old Virgin and The Wedding Singer.

Plus Sandler is, well, Sandler -- a guy who somehow manages to be in good, successful films almost every time -- whether they be comedy, drama or combo of both. Not bad for a guy who started out with a couple guest-spots on The Cosby Show and the MTV game show Remote Control. Combine that with the talents of Saturday Night Live writer Robert Smigel, who's creations The Ambiguously Gay Duo and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog are among the funniest around and you sure look to have a winner on your hands. At the moment, the project is also looking for a director but production is scheduled to start this Summer in Los Angeles and New York, with an eye to a Summer 2008 release.
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