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Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston to Get Fake Married

Playing Pretend: Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are in talks to star opposite one another in Columbia’s Pretend Wife. The story is being kept secret but you could probably predict every major plot point with a pretty reasonable amount of accuracy. Go ahead, try. [THR]

Tween Takeover: High School Musical alum Corbin Bleu will be the first Wildcat to make his way to Broadway when he steps into the lead role of In the Heights next year. His 13-week stint as the young bodega owner Usnavi will begin on January 25. Teenage girls’s 13-week stint of wanting to see nothing but In the Heights starts that same day. [Variety]

In the Money: The brains behind Parks and Recreation, Alan Yang, has sold a pitch called Jackpot to Fox. The film will tell the story of two high school friends who win the lottery. We’re hoping Jerry and Donna are those high school friends. [THR]

Unnecessary Sadness: Former Prison Break-er Lane Garrison, recently out of jail after doing time for vehicular manslaughter, is writing the screenplay for One Heart, a football movie that producers are hoping will capitalize on the success of The Blind Side. The script is based on the true story of a terrible football team in Texas made up of kids with criminal records. One week they travel to play a religious school and the coach of that team convinces his fans to cheer for the team of convicts. They still lose, but they also see what it’s like to have someone support them for once in their wretched lives. Sorry, there’s something in our eye. [THR]

Work Sucks: Matt Goldman, a former writer for Seinfeld and Ellen, has sold a script to Fox. The untitled workplace comedy is inspired by his own life and revolves around a man who tries to make a comeback at a company working for a woman he dumped five years ago. Sounds like he should have picked a different company. [THR]

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston to Get Fake Married