Dobkin bails on Chuck And Larry

It was all sounding so perfect…

Adam Sandler and Hitch gagslinger Kevin James team up for a side-splitter about two straight firefighters posing as a gay married couple to swindle the insurance bods.

As we told you a couple of weeks back, the script for I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry had been hitting Hollywood doormats for years and then recently it received a makeover from Sideways scribblers Alexander Payne and James Taylor – prompting a new round of casting from Universal and the hiring of Wedding Crashers helmer, David Dobkin.

Trade sources suggest however, that Dobkin dropped out yesterday, after citing huge creative differences – Universal say Dobkin simply passed on the project.

The hunt is now on to install a replacement director - the studio remain confident of keeping everything in place for an August shoot.

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