The film was written by Alexander Payne and James Taylor (Screenwriters of Sideways) and stars Sandler and Kevin James portraying two straight firefighters who pose as a gay married couple in order to qualify for their department's domestic partner benefits.
Widowed fireman Larry Ellensworth (James) is best buddies with infamous womanizer Chuck Ford (Sandler). But when a bureaucratic snafu makes it impossible for Larry's pension benefits to be transferred from his dead wife to his two children, a desperate Larry steps way outside the law, and he and Chuck pretend to be a gay couple in order to unkink the paperwork. Accused by professional pissant Clint Fitzer of being a pair of straight fakers, Chuck and Larry turn to female attorney Alex Croft for assistance -- and when Chuck falls hard for Alex while pretending to be gay, he finds that being a fireman's wife is no life at all.
Production is scheduled to begin late August, with locations in Los Angeles and New York City.