Adam Sandler will topline Disney's family comedy Bedtime Stories, set to begin production later this year with Adam Shankman (Hairspray) directing.
Disney said Tuesday it has set the film for a holiday 2008 release and noted "Stories" marks Sandler's first feature project for the Walt Disney Pictures banner. He previously worked for Disney on the 1998 Touchstone comedy The Waterboy.
Sandler will portray a harried real estate developer whose life is suddenly turned upside down when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew begin to come true.
Matt Lopez wrote the script. The film will be produced by Andrew Gunn's Gunn Films, Sandler and producing partner Jack Giarraputo through Happy Madison Productions. Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot, and Anne Marie Sanderlin will executive produce.