Maria Bello Boards Untitled Sandler Comedy

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Maria Bello is in final negotiations to join the all-star comedy cast of Columbia’s untitled film project being produced by Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo via their Happy Madison.

The script, by Fred Wolf and Sandler, revolves around high school friends who reunite 30 years later. Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph and Colin Quinn are part of the ensemble.

Bello will play James’ wife.

Dennis Dugan (I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry) is directing, and Barry Bernardi is executive producing. A May start is being eyed.