Adam Sandler In 'Ridiculous 6'? Actor Lines Up Comic Western

10/26/2012 08:11 am ET

Westerns might be dead, but don't tell that to Adam Sandler. According to Deadline.com, Sandler is set to star in "Ridiculous 6," a Western comedy about ... well, not much. No plot details are known, but Sandler will produce and co-write the film for Paramount, with hopes to start production next spring.

As THR notes, the big news here is Sandler's shift to Paramount from Sony. The actor's last six films -- "Grown Ups," "Just Go With It," "Jack and Jill," "That's My Boy," "Hotel Transylvania" and the upcoming "Grown Ups 2" -- were all released by Sony, which is also the studio behind Sandler hits like "Click," "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," "50 First Dates," "Anger Management," "Mr. Deeds" and "Big Daddy." (Paramount released "The Longest Yard" back in 2005.) Per the trade, Sony is in the midst of some financial belt-tightening and allowed the project move to the rival studio.

While Sandler's last two live-action releases ("That's My Boy" and "Jack and Jill") have failed to top $100 million in domestic ticket sales, the actor has had good luck with ensemble comedies like "Grown Ups." No casting has been announced for "Ridiculous 6" just yet, but it's hard to imagine the film won't star some combination of Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Henry Winkler and/or Andy Samberg.

For more on the project, including what Western Sandler might be replicating, head over to Deadline.com. For further info about Sony's financial situation, hit THR.

[via Deadline.com]

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