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Colin Firth, Emily Blunt & Adam Sandler Will Solve A 'Murder Mystery' With Charlize Theron

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 26, 2013 at 8:43AM

So, there's two ways to look at this story: as a reteaming between Colin Firth and Emily Blunt who star in "Arthur Newman" opening today or as the rare non-Happy Madison outing by Adam Sandler. We'll let you decide which one you want to go with, but the bottom line is this is a pretty good, and unexpected cast for this upcoming comedy.
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Colin Firth Emily Blunt Adam Sandler

So, there's two ways to look at this story: as a reteaming between Colin Firth and Emily Blunt, who star in "Arthur Newman," opening today, or as the rare non-Happy Madison outing by Adam Sandler. We'll let you decide which one you want to go with, but the bottom line is this is a pretty good, and unexpected cast for this upcoming comedy.

First announced last summer, the aforementioned trio will be joining Charlize Theron in "Murder Mystery," which is pretty much exactly what the title implies. Penned by "Zodiac" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" writer James Vanderbilt, the Agatha Christie-esque story follows an American couple on honeymoon in Europe who have to go on the run after witnessing and being accused of murder, and are drawn into a web of international intrigue. Yes, it's a comedy, but it will also apparently have dashes of suspense and romance as well. It seems like the kind of project that needs to really nail a particular kind of tone to work, so we'll see if John Madden -- coming off the massive success of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" -- can deliver.

Obviously, Sandler is the wildcard in this bunch, though it is heartening to see him take on a project that will require actual work instead of just making funny faces and grunting with his best friends and calling it a movie. No exact word yet on when "Murder Mystery" will shoot, but backing is already partially coming from Germany, with the film expected to shoot there as well. [THR]

This article is related to: Murder Mystery, Colin Firth, Emily Blunt, Adam Sandler


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