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Adam Sandler intercepts Mark Wahlberg's role in football comedy Three Mississippi with Will Ferrell

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the field...Adam Sandler strikes!  It looks like a scheduling conflict with Mark Wahlberg has caused THE OTHER GUYS actor to drop out of the planned football comedy THREE MISSISSIPPI with Will Ferrell, giving Sandler a shot at the draft.

Now, it appears we'll have our first Will Ferrell/Adam Sandler team up since their SNL days, while Wahlberg takes on a role in Peter Berg's simultaneously shooting LONE SURVIVOR. 

THREE MISSISSIPPI is a "tale of two rival families who have an annual tackle football game at Thanksgiving — with one family (Wahlberg’s-now, Sandler's) the perennial loser."  Hijinks ensue, etc.

Originally called "Turkey Bowl," the renamed comedy was also started under the helm of Adam McKay, but with the recent greenlight of ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES, McKay dropped out, allowing director Sean Anders (SEX DRIVE, THAT'S MY BOY) to coach the team. 

I'm really torn with this decision.  On one hand, we have the typical "Sandler sucks" thing, but on the other, we have Ferrell teaming up with him, which very well could push Sandler to give a bit more than the typical dick and fart jokes, wonderful as they may be.  I'd prefer Wahlberg for the project, but at the same time the prospects of a Will Ferrell/Adam Sandler comedy team up, especially a rivalry, really pique's my interest.

What say you, sports fans?

THREE MISSISSIPPI is slated to shoot this Fall with a release in 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Favorite Sandler and Favorite Ferrell, GO! Mine is: Billy Madison/Anchorman
Source: Vulture

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9:59AM on 06/02/2012
If McKay and Ferrell stay producers and Sandler does not become one, then count me interested. Sandler can be an executive producer just to put the Happy Madison logo on it, be he won't get creative control that way.
If McKay and Ferrell stay producers and Sandler does not become one, then count me interested. Sandler can be an executive producer just to put the Happy Madison logo on it, be he won't get creative control that way.
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8:46PM on 05/31/2012
Ferrel and Sandler in a movie together? I didn't even have to read the plot to know that it's a day one for me. One of my dream match ups is finally true. Now where's that Transformers/ Voltron movie?
Ferrel and Sandler in a movie together? I didn't even have to read the plot to know that it's a day one for me. One of my dream match ups is finally true. Now where's that Transformers/ Voltron movie?
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6:07PM on 05/31/2012
This could be cool! Let's hope! It will be interesting to see these two together again. Were they ever in SNL skits together?
This could be cool! Let's hope! It will be interesting to see these two together again. Were they ever in SNL skits together?
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6:19PM on 05/31/2012
I didnt think their time there overlapped but could be wrong
I didnt think their time there overlapped but could be wrong
10:00AM on 06/02/2012
No, Sandler and Ferrell were never on at the same time. Sandler finished before summer 1995, and Ferrell started in the fall of that year.
No, Sandler and Ferrell were never on at the same time. Sandler finished before summer 1995, and Ferrell started in the fall of that year.
5:08PM on 05/31/2012
As hard as sandler blows, he can be used properly. Case in point: Punch Drunk Love. Just have him shut the hell up for most of the movie and seem awkward and on the verge of tears for most of the film and it should be good to go.
As hard as sandler blows, he can be used properly. Case in point: Punch Drunk Love. Just have him shut the hell up for most of the movie and seem awkward and on the verge of tears for most of the film and it should be good to go.
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3:32PM on 05/31/2012
10 years ago I would have thought what a great comedy stand off, but I'm really falling out of like w/ Sandler as of late, with even the R Rated Thats My Boy not looking to make things any better
10 years ago I would have thought what a great comedy stand off, but I'm really falling out of like w/ Sandler as of late, with even the R Rated Thats My Boy not looking to make things any better
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3:10PM on 05/31/2012
If it stays more of a Gary Sanchez movie and less of a Happy Madison movie, then I might be interested.
If it stays more of a Gary Sanchez movie and less of a Happy Madison movie, then I might be interested.
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1:59PM on 05/31/2012

eh

Wahlberg wouldve planned the serious guy in this movie too. As it's been in "Other Guys", Wahlbergs character wouldve been the normal sports patriarch that has to deal with Ferrell's antics. Now the role is Sandler's which is a change for him. I like this recasting, Sandler needs some better comedies and Ferrell is just the guy to give them.

Extra Tidbit: Click/Anchorman
Wahlberg wouldve planned the serious guy in this movie too. As it's been in "Other Guys", Wahlbergs character wouldve been the normal sports patriarch that has to deal with Ferrell's antics. Now the role is Sandler's which is a change for him. I like this recasting, Sandler needs some better comedies and Ferrell is just the guy to give them.

Extra Tidbit: Click/Anchorman
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1:31PM on 05/31/2012

Stupid title

Turkey Bowl is so much better.
Turkey Bowl is so much better.
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5:49PM on 05/31/2012
Agree turkey bowl is better, but come on, doesn't everyone use 1 mississippi... in their home games?
Agree turkey bowl is better, but come on, doesn't everyone use 1 mississippi... in their home games?
1:01PM on 05/31/2012

bummer

this doesn't sound good.
this doesn't sound good.
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