Brooklyn Decker joins Aniston, Sandler in “Just Go With It”
Sports Illustrated cover model Brooklyn Decker has been added to the cast of Columbia Pictures romantic comedy “Just Go With It,” already starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. In the model’s first movie role, she will play opposite Sandler as the young girl he falls for. The plot is being kept under wraps, but it involves Sandler recruiting Aniston to pose ashis soon to be divorced wife, and her kids as his fake family.
The screenplay was written by Allan Loeb, TimDowling, Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler. Dennis Dugan will direct. Production begins next month in Los Angeles.
Happy Madison Partner Jack Giarraputo says, “The writers did a great job developing a scenario that is not only aromantic comedy, but a family comedy as well, and everyone gets a chance toscore.” Added Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad, “We were thrilled when this movie came together with Sandler and Anistonwho, in addition to their comic talents, have great chemistry together. We could not be more excited about this Happy Madison comedy for Valentine’sDay weekend in 2011 because it’s a movie that will appeal to everyone.”
The project was brought to Happy Madison byHeather Parry. Sam Dickerman and Adam Milano are overseeing the project for Columbia Pictures.
After being prodded by friends to look intomodeling at the age of 16, Brooklyn Decker met with Charlotte-based agency Evolution Models who helped her to land her first job in 2002 as the face of prom dress designer Mauri Simone. At 18, Brooklyn moved to New York Cityand signed with Marilyn Model Management, the prestigious agency that alsorepresents Adriana Lima and Irina Lazareanu.
Brooklyn’s big break came in 2006 when she first appeared in the wildly popular Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Her hourglass figure and sophisticated, all-American look earned her a reoccurring spot in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 issues and she was recently the cover model for the 2010 issue.
Brooklyn has appeared in music videos for Jimmy Buffett and 3 Doors Down and has made appearances as a guest commentator on Sports New York. In 2007, Decker appeared with Leslie Nielsen in NBC’s comedy sitcom Lipshitz Saves the World, about a young outcast who learns he might be the one person who can save the world. The model has also had small roles in episodes of Chuck, Ugly Betty and Royal Pains.
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