The new working title for Adam Sandler's made-in-Massachusetts flick formerly called "Lake House" is now "Grown Ups," an industry insider confirms.
Co-starring Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn and David Spade, crews will film at the Pilgrim Church located at 15 Common St. and the Old Burial Ground in Southborough beginning tomorrow Monday, May 18 until Friday, May 22 with a return visit on Tuesday, May 26.
Sandler's former “SNL” cohorts as well as “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” funnyman James are slotted for a 66-day film shoot beginning in May centering around a group of five guys who return to their hometown after 30-years apart for a Fourth of July holiday weekend. The film has a tentative release date of March 12, 2010.
Filming at the historical Pilgrim Church includes a funeral for the gang's beloved high school basketball coach Bobby Phantom.
A pre-production party was held at Kings located at 50 Dalton Street in Boston's Back Bay on Saturday, May 16 where a majority of the stars including Sandler, Rock, Spade, Bello (also filming "The Company Men"), James and actress Salma Hayek met up to get the ball rolling on the film.
Maya Rudolph, slotted to play Rock's wife in "Grown Ups," couldn't make the bash because she was a surprise guest on the season finale of "Saturday Night Life." Rudolph performed alongside another "SNL" alum, Will Ferrell, on Saturday, May 16 in a mock funeral scene as a confused elderly lady obsessed with nachos.
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