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I don’t get to write about Christina Ricci nearly as much as I’d like to. I assume the last time we had anything about her was back with Speed Racer coming out – and let’s try to keep from getting into an argument about it. Still, I would never try to mislead you, dear reader, with a titillating title like “Christina Ricci to star in Porn” or “Christina Ricci Wants to be a Porn Star” or “Christina Ricci Has Graphic Sex With Two Dudes On Camera in Career Move to Adult Industry with ‘Black Cock Moan.’ Never. I’d just never do it.

Especially when Ricci will be playing the sweet, demure girlfriend of the main character in Born to be a Star, a new comedy in development by Adam Sandler. And, considering the wake of strippers being playing in Hollywood recently, I can only applaud her decision to buck the norm.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story focuses on a geeky kid in the totally-innocent-not-anything-exciting-state of Iowa (unless you count Slipknot) who discovers that his parents were actually porn stars back in the hairier days of the 1970s. Braced with the new knowledge, he sets off to go claim his porn star on the Hollywood walk of fame by attempting to enter the industry himself.

It looks like the project will be a negative pick up flick for Sony*. Sandler co-wrote, Tom Brady is directing, and the cameras begin rolling at the end of the month.

What do you think? Porn and comedy mixed with Sandler?

*Pop quiz: a negative pick up deal is when a studio promises to pay fixed production costs on a date in the future, but won’t directly front money for the production. The producers are completely responsible for financing the film on the front end (and making sure it gets made). Then, they get their agreed upon production check from the studio when the film is delivered, when the film negative is picked up.


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