February 07, 2007 08:23:30 GMT
Columbia Pictures is in the brink to obtain rights to Adam Sandler's future vehicle "You Don't Mess with the Zohan."
Set to add one more comedy flick in its pit, Columbia Pictures is reported to be in final negotiations to pick up the rights to "You Don't Mess with the Zohan", a spec script written by Judd Apatow, Robert Smigel, and Adam Sandler.
Originally set up at Revolution Studios, the picture concerns a Mossad agent who fakes his death so that he can anonymously move to New York and become a hair stylist. It is said that Smigel now is busy penning a rewrite.
Meanwhile, filming is scheduled to begin this summer in Los Angeles and New York with Sandler to also star in and produce via his Happy Madison Productions. The funnyman recently scored great commercial success through "Click", which sees him as a workaholic architect who finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life.