You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sandler to star in ‘Bedtime Stories’

Shankman to direct comedy for Disney

After his serious turn in “Reign Over Me,” Adam Sandler is back to comedy with Disney’s “Bedtime Stories,” to begin production this year with Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”) helming.

Disney has set the film for a holiday 2008 release. “Stories” marks the actor’s first feature project for Walt Disney Pictures, though he worked for the Mouse House on the 1998 Touchstone comedy “The Waterboy.”

Sandler will portray a harried real estate developer whose life is suddenly turned upside down when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew begin to come true. Matt Lopez scripted.

“Stories” will be produced by Andrew Gunn’s Gunn Films, and Sandler and producing partner Jack Giarraputo through Happy Madison Prods. Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Ann Marie Sanderlin will exec produce.

Sandler’s currently in “Reign Over Me” and Shankman’s in post-production on New Line’s “Hairspray” for a July 20 release.

Disney signed the helmer to “Bedtime Stories” earlier this year as it reupped for one year its first-look deal with Shankman and his Offspring Entertainment partner Gibgot. Shankman got his Disney deal after directing hits “Bringing Down the House” and “The Pacifier” for the Mouse.

More Scene

  • Mark Hamill'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Honors Late Carrie Fisher at Elaborate Premiere

    After his serious turn in “Reign Over Me,” Adam Sandler is back to comedy with Disney’s “Bedtime Stories,” to begin production this year with Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”) helming. Disney has set the film for a holiday 2008 release. “Stories” marks the actor’s first feature project for Walt Disney Pictures, though he worked for the Mouse […]

  • Ajit Pai Free Speech

    FCC Chair Plays for Laughs at D.C. Event Amid Fierce Net Neutrality Debate

    After his serious turn in “Reign Over Me,” Adam Sandler is back to comedy with Disney’s “Bedtime Stories,” to begin production this year with Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”) helming. Disney has set the film for a holiday 2008 release. “Stories” marks the actor’s first feature project for Walt Disney Pictures, though he worked for the Mouse […]

  • GQ Men of the Year Awards

    Stars Reflect on 2017 at GQ's Men of the Year Party: 'This Is a Year of Cultural Revolution'

    After his serious turn in “Reign Over Me,” Adam Sandler is back to comedy with Disney’s “Bedtime Stories,” to begin production this year with Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”) helming. Disney has set the film for a holiday 2008 release. “Stories” marks the actor’s first feature project for Walt Disney Pictures, though he worked for the Mouse […]

  • Variety Press Play Home Entertainment and

    Variety’s Home Entertainment & Digital Hall of Fame Inducts Five Industry Leaders

    After his serious turn in “Reign Over Me,” Adam Sandler is back to comedy with Disney’s “Bedtime Stories,” to begin production this year with Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”) helming. Disney has set the film for a holiday 2008 release. “Stories” marks the actor’s first feature project for Walt Disney Pictures, though he worked for the Mouse […]

  • TrevorLIVE

    Kristin Chenoweth Doesn't Know If She'll Be in Season 2 of 'American Gods'

    After his serious turn in “Reign Over Me,” Adam Sandler is back to comedy with Disney’s “Bedtime Stories,” to begin production this year with Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”) helming. Disney has set the film for a holiday 2008 release. “Stories” marks the actor’s first feature project for Walt Disney Pictures, though he worked for the Mouse […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content