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Just When You Thought The Idea Of GROWN UPS 2 Couldn't Get Any Worse...

The Kidd here...

I've got two words for you...

Taylor Lautner.

Adam Sandler is hoping to cash in on the follow-up to his 2010 hit by seeking that Team Jacob audience at the box office. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Lautner would be taking on some type of "fun" role, as Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade return alongside Sandler in a movie where a bunch of people are bound to just hang out again, and people pay to see it. 

Well, at least we now know they're only looking to add qualified thespians to the mix. I mean, have you seen ABDUCTION?


-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • April 5, 2012, 9:31 a.m. CST

    I havent seen a Sandler Movie since the Waterboy

    by A-COD

    ...and I have seen every straight to video Hellraiser sequel twice

  • April 5, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Groan Ups

    by Tim Hendon

    Noone wears a shirt during the movie; great except there are no girls.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Lautner is no worse than Josh Hutcherson

    by mypalfish

    who was awful in The Hunger Games.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST


    by matthooper8

    good one, you almost had me on that one. Pretty funny.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    No.....No one has seen Abduction

    by elecam

  • April 5, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Adam Sandler TV

    by regan

    at some point I hope sandler gets his own TV channel where everyday we get another shit movie just like SyFy. which in turn free's up the cinema for you know actual movies.

  • Oh. Who's a good dog? Where's your ball? Go get your ball!

  • April 5, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST

    He probably get that a lot.

    by Gabe Athouse

    That and endless barely-legal tail.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    by logjam

    Can America come together to face down it's most dangerous threat since the Nazi regime? And by that I mean Sandler and his production company, which seems hellbent on both world domination and pumping out shit movie after shit movie until we're all covered in diarrhea. I mean at this point is Sandler aware that he's literally becoming his character from Funny People? Is this on purpose? When can we expect the movie with his head superimposed on a baby's body?

  • April 5, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    It seems to offend the staff and talkbackers...

    by matthooper8

    That they make bad movies. Guess what, they make money, which means people see them. Most people are idiots and they make most films for idiots. Instead of being offended that they make crap, feel good that you are above the fray.

  • Because that's what the first movie was. No doubt this'll have a budget of about $80m but still end up looking like a cheap SNL sketch with shitloads of product placement. Adam Sandler is a conman people... if that $80m isn't up on screen where do you think it's going?

  • April 5, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    I had to Google Taylor Lautner.

    by rev_skarekroe

    What an odd looking boy.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    I think Lautner will make the movie better.

    by Arguendo

    Don't get me wrong -- it's not like I think Lautner is good. I just think Sandler, Rock, and Spade are really, really bad. James, I'll give a pass -- because, even if his acting ability may not be better than the others, his persona is way less disagreeable than the others.

  • April 5, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Boy hollywood, way 2 flogg us 2 death with utter shit

    by TheAwareness

    Ud think in a industry that can churn out whoal sale knee slapping bullshit like this unabated with impunity, that a movies like IN THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS would have a more than fair chance of getting made right,,,i mean how did that implode?!?.. was the prospect of a weaksauce retread of carpenters "THE THING"by a nothing director that enticing? yes ill admit that Gullimero was the weakest link in the chain(HELLBOY 1&2 does NOT look good on a resume,not when 200+mill is on the line) but you have the now post AVATAR bullet proof clout of Camron and and the annoyingly persuasive power of Cruise behind it..2 of among the most powerful,and "Bankable" forces in the industry.....and the plug gets pulled..... i dont know..i think there more 2 that story than has been officially has 2 be right????

  • April 5, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    What happened in the USA in the '80s and '90s...

    by buggerbugger

    ...that made a whole load of parents-to-be decide that 'Taylor' would be a great name for their kid, regardless of its sex?

  • April 5, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST


    by JaredP

    soon to be fucking each other in gay porn videos in one, maybe two years

  • Both are shitty. Chris Rock, why? Oh right, gotta eat!

  • April 5, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Kidd. You must follow Adam Sandler on twitter?

    by adeceasedfan

    You are the king of Sandler posts. Stop abusing yourself and us. ...or maybe you're a closet Sandler fan that trashes him to gain some hipster cred. If you continue to post this shit it will only solidify what I suspect. "Shabba dee douche!"

  • Thats it....right..RIGHT??

  • April 5, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

    in the 80/90s there was Nick and John Taylor of Duran Duran?

  • April 5, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST

    scratchmonkey, I'll take 'Taylor' over the other name trends

    by Spandau Belly

    I would go nuts running a day care the way all these boys have similiar Celtic-ish names that are all slightly different. Aiden, Braeden, Phaelen, Jaiden, Kaylan, Kaydan, Dylan, Peyton.....yeesh! There's got to be some happy middleground between naming every dude John and this.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST

    No Rob Schneider? Is this below even him!?

    by JediRob

    Probably not.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST

    This sounds awesome. Like the EXPENDABLES OF COMDEDY!!!

    by HornyForHarry

  • Really? It's a shame that Rock, arguably the funniest, most talented standup currently working (okay it's tied between him and Louis CK) today can never find a movie that translates his humor.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST


    by TheAwareness

  • April 5, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Turned off the first one...

    by Jonas

    after about 20 minutes of awkward silence in my living room from me and my girlfriend not even chuckling once. Who the hell pays to see this crap in a theatre!??!

  • April 5, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST


    by obijuanmartinez

  • April 5, 2012, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Hey...HEY!! We, as Americans insist..nay, demand

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Paul Blart II:Mall Of America Sandler, stop wasting one of our natural comedy resources!!

  • April 5, 2012, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Same here...Never heard of Taylor Lautner.

    by Mrhazard

  • April 5, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST


    by BlueLando

    That's because Adam Sandler et al earn more money in a year than the AICN staff would earn in a decade.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    judge briggs

    by BlueLando

    Huh? The January Jones backlash is ridiculous. Just watch her on Mad Men for five seconds, and honestly tell me she's 'bad' rather than playing the character THE WAY IT'S MEANT TO BE PLAYED. It's not like Vaughn can direct a woman. X-Men's female roles were terrible, Stardust wasn't much better.

  • And I loved him in the '90s...

  • April 5, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Sandler and Schneider really should take it full circle

    by tomdolan04

    And do a serious feature length comedy based on South Parks parodies. <p> Id pay to see Schneider as a stapler and Sandler marrying a coconut. Hell itd probably be better than jack and jill

  • April 5, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    re: "And I loved him in the '90s... " - but then again,

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    I grew up. Sandler's comedy didn't.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    awesome, another unfunny Sandler Scam

    by PlayerHater_of_the_year

    anyone who pays to see this shit needs to be punched in the balls and or vagina.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST

    This made enough money to warrant a sequel!!?

    by Wcwlkr

    This movie like the entirety of Sandler's movies these days was FREAKING HORRENDOUS! How he's gotten enough money to make this crap is MIND boggling to me. The last Sandler movie that I actually enjoyed from his modern era was The Longest Yard, and even that was supremely flawed. Adam Sandler flat out sucks.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Don't mess with the Zohan

    by Mars

    has gotta be the worst piece of racial excrement i've ever seen, its so insipid that I don't think I've ever fully recovered my respect for sandler.... this will be a shit-sandwich and you morons will all wait in line to see it...

  • April 5, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    The Waterboy and The Wedding Singer are great fun

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    I’m trying to figure out when Adam Sandler has his, “fuck this, I don’t give a shit anymore” moment. Was it the failure of You don’t Mess with the Zohan? Or maybe failure to be recognized for some of his slightly more serious work? He should have John Carpenter direct his next film, their attitudes towards quality filmmaking might be a match made in heaven.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST


    by BarCrow

    Don't tell me..Lautner plays the young stud with his shirt off all the time to remind the guys what they used to look like. How original.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    It could be worse

    by Rob0729

    Sandler could have decided to do a Grown Ups/Jack and Jill cross over movie. I was forced to watch Jack and Jill this past weekend and it was absolutely as bad as expected. Grown Ups sucked too anyway. How much more could having Taylor Lautner screw that up.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST


    by Rob0729

    Somehow, Grown Ups was Sandler's highest grossing movie ever other than Big Daddy that only beat it by like a million.

  • April 5, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry,did someone say Mike Epps was funny?....

    by The_All_Dead

    Cuz he is not and only the most bottom feeding chittlin loving tyler perry stage production watchin shame on my race thinks that that person is funny.........yes im black

  • April 5, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST


    by Judge Briggs

    Dude, you're like the only who thinks January Jones did a good job in X:Men ... she was awful. She's a wooden and emotionless actress ... Take a look at 'Unknown' too.. she was just as bad. To add insult to injury, Emma Frost, in the comics is snarky and witty character. Jones, I bet, gave Vaughn some action to get that role.

  • April 5, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    @Billy the Kidd: Your signature pic is too big

    by fingerlickingood

    Most of the time it's larger than the article. Simplify, man.

  • April 5, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    There has never been a good Sandler movie

    by MaxHeadroom

    He simply sucks.

  • April 5, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    re: "in the 80/90s there was Nick and John Taylor of Duran Duran?"

    by buggerbugger

    Hmm, could be. I was trying to think of some mega-famous Taylor around that time, but Duran Duran didn't even float to the surface of my spotty memories. Were they that big in the USA? Taylor... Taylor... Weird naming trend. re: "There's got to be some happy middleground between naming every dude John and this." Yep, I'd have to agree, spandau.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by Andrew

    Say what you want, That 1st one was just good fun. Jakob did suck in Abduction!! Let hope he doesnt ruin the sequel.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    can we all just agree Adam Sandler is terrible?

    by Andrew Coleman

    His movies cause cancer... FACT!

  • April 5, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST

    My middle name is Taylor.

    by Fremen

    I'm 40. I was named after my Dad's uncle, and my sister named her daughter (who was born in the 90's) Tayler with an "e" in honor of my middle name, and even after all of that, I still can't stand this Lautner kid. As for Sandler and his movies. I can watch a lot of them, have fun watching them, but some of his movies are just crap.

  • April 5, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Will he turn into a werewolf?

    by Drath

    Because that makes as much sense as casting him in a sequel to the movie Grown Ups that I swear I only saw because they put it on during a bus ride to NY I was on. I almost got off to hitchhike.

  • April 5, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    A "fun" role...can't wait!

    by Pat

    Sounds to me like he's going to be passed around amongst Sandler, James, Spade, and Rock for some "Fantastic 4" style gang bang action. I'm there so long as the black guy gets the creampie. Totally into that.

  • April 5, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Chris Rock has never been better than good.

    by ZodNotGod

    Certainly not now. His days are long gone. What the hell does he have to bitch about? I'm not sure he was ever all that funny. Eddie Murphy laced with too much Leno. I've seen Rocks many stand-ups and none come to mind. Yet, I can recall Eddie's first stand-up as well as the first Carlin special I saw from 1982. Louie CK is still great, but my favorite right now is Jim Gafaghan.

  • April 5, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Shame the first one suck as much ass as it did

    by lowman

    I was hoping for my generations "The Big Chill". I guess I should have known better.

  • April 5, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    The Big Chill? From Sandler?

    by ZodNotGod

    Good one...the guy now is a whore and doesn't seem to mind his reputation, if he ever had one, is slowly merging into Leno territory.

  • April 5, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Lautner, I don't care, but he acts gayer than a May Pole.

    by ZodNotGod

    Abduction was tedious, but his early scenes the dude has got to be homo...again, I don't care, good for him, but still, I'd be very surprised if he didn't enjoy the cock.

  • April 5, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST


    by archer1949

    Oh right....The Twilight Werewolf twink. Yawn. Wow....Happy Madison productions. The benchmark for quality, talent and class. This douche getting hired is proof of that!

  • April 5, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Adam Sandler is gonna collect some Razzies again with this movie.

    by Mr. Pricklepants

    His movies are Razzie bait.

  • April 5, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    mike epps... not funny.

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    although he put "tig ol bitties" in my vocab, so i give him credit for that kat williams can be funny... but only one time, seeing as he recycles jokes from one hour special to another hour specia the only black comic that is good now is kevin hart. rock and chapelle dont do too much (or they just do shows) donald glover can be funny too, but i dont respect him giving white people passes on saying the n bomb... sorry, thts not acceptable

  • April 5, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    I must be wierd.

    by Richard

    but I enjoyed Grown Ups. in a Date Night/Dinner for Schmucks kinda way. come to think of it, replace Sandler in pretty much any comedy with Steve Carrel, and I think it'd be 100x better. and I don't hate Taylor Lautner.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    "There has never been a good Sandler movie"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Punch Drunk Love is genuinely good (great, even), but that's not really an "Adam Sandler Movie".

  • Playing second fiddle to Sandler is just proof of this.

  • April 6, 2012, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Vaughn knew exactly how to direct January Jones

    by gooseud

    He made sure his wife was out of town and then directed Jones to get on her hands and knees like a good girl and take the cock, which she did. Oh, and raw dogged it and knocked her up, and then left her the second he found out, never to speak to her again. Who says he cant direct women??