Comedian Adam Sandler is flirting with
producing a film starring Chris Rock, Rob Schnieder and David Spade
as three gay men raising a baby.
to MovieWeb.com, Sandler is considering a reboot of Walt Disney
Picture's Three Men and a Baby, the 1987 hit starring Tom
Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson as three straight bachelors
whose lives are turned upside down when someone unexpectedly leaves a
baby on their New York City doorstep.
Sandler is “toying” with the idea
of turning the swinging bachelor trio into three gay men in a
This is not exactly foreign territory
for Sandler, who starred in the 2007 film I Now Pronounce You
Chuck and Larry. In the film, straight pals Chuck (played by
Sandler) and Larry (Kevin James) agree to marry for the benefits, not
love. While critics panned the film for its crude use of stereotypes
– “an insult to gays, straights, men, women, children,
African-Americans, Asians, pastors, mailmen, insurance adjusters,
firemen, doctors – and fans of show music,” wrote The Wall
Street Journal – the film grossed more than $186 million.
Sandler is not expected to star in the
Three Men and a Baby remake; a cameo, however, seems likely.