Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore rekindle flame for third romcom

Pair follow up The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates with new film set at family resort, directed by Frank Coraci

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are to pair up for the third time on a new comedy that revolves around the fallout from a disastrous blind date, reports Variety.

Sandler and Barrymore previously co-headlined 1998's The Wedding Singer and 2004's 50 First Dates, both of which were considered box office successes. The Wedding Singer even managed to be that rare concern in Hollywood, the well-reviewed Adam Sandler movie.

The new film will centre on two people who find themselves stuck together in a family resort with their children from previous marriages after the aforementioned disastrous romantic coupling. The Wedding Singer's Frank Coraci, a regular Sandler collaborator, will direct from a screenplay by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera.

Both Sandler and Barrymore will be returning to familiar ground in the hope of reviving acting careers that have slipped into fallow territory. Sandler is a regular Razzie winner but, unusually, his most recent comedy, That's My Boy, also fared poorly at the box office, while Barrymore hasn't headlined a financially successful movie since the 2007 romcom Music and Lyrics opposite Hugh Grant. She did, however, make a successful foray into directing with the well-received roller derby comedy Whip It in 2009 and was part of the ensemble for the box office hit He's Just Not That Into You the same year.

• This article was amended on 13 March 2013, to correct the film title 50 First Dates in the standfirst.

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