According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Sandler and Kevin James are in negotiations to play firefighters who pretend to be a gay couple in Universal Pictures I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Wedding Crashers helmer David Dobkin is attached to direct the long-gestating comedy, which is being produced by Shady Acres' Tom Shadyac and Michael Bostick and Happy Madison's Jack Giarraputo.

The firefighters in Chuck and Larry pose as a married gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits. Alexander Payne and James Taylor, the Oscar-winning team behind Sideways and About Schmidt, have written the current draft of the screenplay based on a treatment by Lew Gallo.