Adam Sandler is in talks to replace Mark Wahlberg in the Warner Bros. football comedy Three Mississippi.

We first reported on the project last May, which centers on two rival families who play a tackle football game every Thanksgiving Day. The comedy was originally set to reunite The Other Guys director Adam McKay with stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. However, we reported in February that Mark Wahlberg will star in Lone Survivor, and his commitment to that Navy SEALs thriller lead to his departure on Three Mississippi.

Adam McKay was also forced to drop out after Paramount resurrected the comedy sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues in March. We reported in April that Sean Anders will direct from a screenplay by John Morris, Scott Silveri, and Robert Carlock. Sean Anders also recently directed That's My Boy, which stars Adam Sandler.

Production will likely begin this fall, before Will Ferrell and Adam McKay start shooting Anchorman: The Legend Continues in January.