Universal takes its vows with ‘Chuck’

Adam Sandler starrer premieres in L.A.

The moment when art mirrored reality at Thursday’s preem for “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” the story of two men entering into a much-publicized marriage both convenient and strange, came when NBC U topper Jeff Zucker was spotted strolling through the after-party with incoming NBC entertainment chief Ben Silverman.

“It’s clearly still the honeymoon,” said one guest as the happy couple passed by.

As for the film, a number of guests at U’s Amphitheatre cited the script as an Adam Sandler movie highpoint and helmer Dennis Dugan credited the process that went into it.

“Every writer in Hollywood worked on this,” said Dugan. “It was in development for 11 years. Every actor was attached and so was every director — until it finally got to me.”

Producer Jack Giarraputo said they went for the script because “big, fresh comedy ideas are hard to come by,” while U topper Marc Shmuger said “a picture like this is in Adam’s wheelhouse – he knows his audience, his movies and his brand.”

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