Adam Sandler stars as a father who moves in with his son (Andy Samberg) and his fiancée (Leighton Meester) on the eve of their wedding, only to immediately start feuding with the bride-to-be.
Sarandon will play Sandler’s sexy teacher who slept with him when he was a teenager and wound up giving birth to Samberg’s character.
As for Ventimiglia, the “Heroes” alum will play a different kind of hero — a menacing Iraq War veteran who has an overly loving relationship with Meester, who plays his sister.
Pic co-stars James Caan and features appearances by Ian Ziering and Vanilla Ice. Sarandon’s daughter Eva Amurri is also in talks to join the cast along with Blake Clark, Meagan Fay, Tony Orlando and former ESPN anchor Dan Patrick.
Sean Anders and John Morris (“Sex Drive”) are directing the laffer from a script by David Caspe and David Wain & Ken Marino. Sandler is producing through his Happy Madison banner along with Jack Giarraputo and Heather Parry, while Barry Bernardi exec produces.
“I Hate You Dad” is scheduled for release on June 15, 2012.
Ventimiglia recently starred in Xavier Gens’ doomsday thriller “The Divide” and will soon be seen alongside Sarah Shahi and Sara Paxton in the 3D thriller “Static,” which the Divide Pictures principal is also exec producing.
Ventimiglia is repped by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Jeff Frankel of Mckuin Frankel Whitehead.