Chelsea Handler Joins ‘Blended’ Opposite Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore (EXCLUSIVE)

Romantic comedy starts shooting in South Aftrica next week

Chelsea Handler is joining the cast of Warner Bros.’ romantic comedy “Blended,” opposite Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

Happy Madison will produce along with Mike Karz with Josie Rosen exec producing for Karz and Gulfstream Pictures. Frank Coraci is directing with lensing starting next week in South Africa followed by shoots in Georgia.

Warner Bros. has a set Memorial Day weekend 2014 launch date. Script by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera revolves around a couple who, after disastrous blind date, are stuck together in a family resort with their children from previous marriages.

Handler has been cast as Barrymore’s best friend. Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler are doing rewrites to the original script.

Handler has starred for three seasons in “After Lately” for E!  The show offers a mostly fictional look behind the scenes of Handler’s latenight talker “Chelsea Lately.”

Handler is repped by CAA.

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