Spanglish: James L. Brooks will helm and produce his script Spanglish for Columbia Pictures in his first directorial outing since 1997's As Good As It Gets.

Adam Sandler and Tea Leoni are in negotiations to star in the pic, which will shoot at the end of the year.

Written by Brooks, the film is a romantic comedy about a married couple. The film also includes a major role for a Latina actress and the production is conducting a global talent search to find an actress for the role.

Stay tuned...