Illinois-born filmmaker Dennis Dugan has been tapped to helm Adam Sandler-starred "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" for Columbia Pictures.
Set to reunite with Adam Sandler after their last collaboration in the upcoming "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry", Dennis Duigan has given agreement to direct the star's vehicle of "You Don't Mess with the Zohan", which is currently being set up at Columbia Pictures.
Originally developed under Revolution Studios banner, the picture finds Sandler as a Mossad agent who fakes his death so he can move to New York and become a hairstylist. Also starring is Rob Schneider who will play an East Yistannen cab driver with Sandler, Judd Apatow, and Robert Smigel working on the script.
Production on the flick is due to begin by summer in Los Angeles and New York for a summer 2008 release. Apart from starring, Sandler is also on duty to produce via his Happy Madison alongside Apatow.