The Longest Yard: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gary Oldman is in negotiations to join The Longest Yard for Paramount Pictures. Adam Sandler toplines the remake of the 1974 comedy-drama, being directed by Peter Segal. The 1974 movie centered on an incarcerated former pro quarterback who is asked by a sadistic warden to put together a team of inmates to play a team of burly guards. Oldman would play the warden.
Already cast are Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds, the latter of whom starred in the original film.
Reynolds will play a coach in the remake.