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April 28, 2009

Don Johnson to star in Sandler comedy

U.S. actor Don Johnson has been cast in the big-screen comedy Born to be a Star, co-starring Christina Ricci, Stephen Dorff and Edward Herrmann.

The Hollywood Reporter said Johnson, best known for his roles on TV's Nash Bridges and Miami Vice, will play a down-on-his-luck adult film director in Star.

Produced by Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo, the movie is about a small-town guy, played by Nick Swardson, who learns his unassuming parents were famous porn stars in the 1970s and decides to resume the family business.

Sandler also co-wrote the flick with Swardson.