April 6, 2009
Ricci to star in Sandler-written comedy
U.S. actress Christina Ricci has signed up for the female lead role in
Born to be a Star, a big-screen comedy co-written and produced by Adam Sandler.
Ricci's previous film credits include
The Addams Family,
Speed Racer and
The Hot Chickdirector Tom Brady will head up
Star,a comedy co-written by and produced with Sandler and Jack Giarraputo.
The movie, which is to begin shooting at the end of the month, is about a small-town Iowa nerd who discovers his mild-mannered parents were porn stars in the 1970s and decides to see if he has a future in the former family business, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.
Ricci reportedly will play the guy's wholesome girlfriend.