It would come to this point eventually, but Adam Sandler might be circling a project called Fat Man that would see him playing an 800 pound man falling in love with his nurse. That can only mean one thing: fat suit.

Or some intense, dedicated weight gain that will win him an Oscar.

Sensible people vote for the latter, but according to First Showing, the project is written by a Simpsons alum and might be more heart than gimmick. They spoke with director Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids, Youth in Revolt) who claimed he was highly interested in the project as well (especially with the prospect of working with Sandler).

So, the validity of the rumor (not to mention its fragility even if true) is questionable, but if the script was truly “beautifully written,” “very funny,” and “very touching,” it might be the sort of thing that uses a fat suit to break someone out of the bland comedy mode they’ve been in for a while. In a way, Sandler is perfect for the role – or at least better than Zach Galifianakis. This sort of thing might be expected from Galifianakis (if it really is both grounded and off the wall), but not from Sandler. It would be a risk, and risks are what make great movies.


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