'Wizards of Waverly Place' star in Adam Sandler sequel

“Wizards of Waverly Place” star David Henrie has joined the cast of Sony Pictures and Happy Madison’s sequel “Grown Ups 2.”

Henrie will join Taylor Lautner among a group of frat boys who run up against star Adam Sandler and his childhood friends, played by Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider.

Dennis Dugan is returning to direct the pic, which Sandler is producing with Jack Giarraputo.

Henrie is best known for his role as Justin Russo on the Disney Channel’s hit series “Wizards of Waverly Place.” Henrie also wrote two episodes of the show, making him one of the youngest scribes in the WGA. Thesp, who currently voices a lead role in Studio Ghibli’s “The Secret World of Arrietty,” will soon be seen alongside James in Alejandro Monteverde’s World War II drama “Little Boy.” He’s repped by ICM and Untitled Entertainment.

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