EXCLUSIVE: “Gossip Girl” star Leighton Meester is in talks to play Adam Sandler’s future daughter-in-law in the Columbia Pictures comedy “I Hate You, Dad” and rapper Vanilla Ice has also joined the cast in a supporting role.
Andy Samberg co-stars in the pic, which finds Sandler playing a father who moves in with his son and his fiancee, only to immediately start feuding with the bride-to-be.
Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, will play an old friend of Sandler’s character.
Sandler’s “Bulletproof” co-star James Caan is also in talks to play Meester’s tough-talking father.
Sean Anders and John Morris (“Sex Drive”) are directing from a screenplay by David Wain and Ken Marino (“Wanderlust”), who rewrote David Caspe’s original script.
Sandler is producing through his Happy Madison banner along with Jack Giarraputo and Heather Parry. Pic is scheduled for release on June 15, 2012.
Meester most recently starred in Screen Gems’ thriller “The Roommate,” which Samberg spoofed on “Saturday Night Live” with the help of Justin Bieber. Thesp will next be seen in Thomas Bezucha’s romantic comedy “Monte Carlo” and Julian Farino’s “The Oranges.”
Vanilla Ice, who previously starred in 1991′s “Cool As Ice,” was last seen on the big screen in the 2002 teen comedy “The New Guy.”
Meester is repped by WME and Leverage Management, while Media Artists Group reps Vanilla Ice.