Christina Ricci will star in the porn-themed comedy Born to Be a Star that Adam Sandler co-wrote and is producing with Jack Giarraputo. Tom Brady is directing.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story centers on a small-town nerd who stumbles upon a family secret that his quiet and demure parents were famous porn stars in the 1970s. This motivates him to leave Northern Iowa for Hollywood, hoping to follow in their footsteps and fulfill his destiny as the biggest adult-film star in the world.
Ricci, the female lead, is the guy's innocent girlfriend.
Despite Sandler and Giarraputo's involvement, the movie is not a Happy Madison production but rather by porn title-friendly entity Miles Deep Prods. The movie will act as a negative pickup for Sony, which will release it through one of its labels.
Principal photography starts at the end of April.