Bench Warmers: According to Variety, Revolution Studios has lined up Rob Schneider and David Spade to topline baseball comedy Bench Warmers at Adam Sandler's Happy Madison shingle.
Happy Madison topper Jack Giaraputo will produce Bench Warmers, based on an original idea from Sandler scripted by Allen Covert (Eight Crazy Nights) and Nick Swardson (Malibu's Most Wanted).
The story centers on three men who lacked athletic childhoods but try to make up for it by forming a three-manteam that challenges nine-player youth baseball teams.
Sandler, who's portraying a prison team quarterback in Paramount and Sony's The Longest Yard, isn't expected to star in Bench Warmers.
The project is being fast-tracked for a mid-April production start, contingent on finding a director and a third star to join Schneider and Spade.