Adam Sandler is in negotiations to play a fireman who pretends to be gay in the new comedy from Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin.

Sandler and potential co-star Kevin James will pose as a gay couple in I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY in a bid to receive partner benefits, if they both sign up.

The screenplay has been written by Oscar winning-About Schmidt and SIDEWAYS duo Alexander Payne and James Taylor.