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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 11:03 am  |  32 responses

Shaquille O’Neal to Co-Star in the Movie ‘Grown Ups 2’


Not too surprisingly, the geniuses in Hollywood thought it would be a good idea to make another “Grown Ups” (the first one was awful), and they gave Shaq a part in it. Per the Boston Globe: “The cast of ‘Grown Ups 2′ just got a little bigger – and taller. Retired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal will costar in the sequel to Adam Sandler’s comedy, ‘Grown Ups,’ which was filmed in Essex a few years ago. In addition to the 7-foot-1 Shaq, the new movie, which will be shot in Marblehead this summer, will include original cast members Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, Salma Hayek, and Maria Bello. This isn’t O’Neal’s first film. His credits include the screen gems ‘Scary Movie 4,’ ‘Kazaam,’ and ‘Blue Chips.’”

(h/t: PBT)

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  • abaci

    that first one was such a depressing bag of crap

  • Kabelion

    Steel!

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    First one was awful but it made over $270 million. Add Shaq to the formula and I expect it to be just as stupid (based off Shaq’s TNT career) but make even more money. Solid gimmick to bring in money.

  • oliver miller

    Still waiting for the sequel to Shaq-Fu video game.

  • Marc

    Damn I guess im the only one that liked grown ups lol

  • Kobester

    I refuse to watch this crap again……unless Salma Hayek showed us her titties.

  • biggieman

    I agree with Marc, we must be the only two who liked this movie…

  • MUBWAR

    grown ups was pretty good

  • MUBWAR

    i hope shaq doesn’t ruin it like he did to tnt

  • kobesBESTfriend

    C’mon Deisel what r u doing?its bad enuff Chris Rock sold out 4 this!No way a 7-foot black guy is hanging with a group of stupid white guys unless he’s tryn 2 scoop up Salma Hayek!

  • oliver miller

    I would rather hang with Sandler and company than hang with Shaq and listen to him talk (fact and fiction) about himself.

  • bdogg

    it should be funny i guess. i wonder if it is a bit part or if he is getting a bigger type of role. better than Kazaam 2 i guess. he is not that bad on tnt though i must say penny is great on nbatv. he should get a full time gig. fav analyst is jalen hands down!

  • jayrose

    Grown ups wasn’t awful..I enjoyed it. It was funny.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Why must two of my favorite guys from my childhood, Adam Sandler and Shaq, team up to make such buttfu(kery?

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    I’m sorry, but Adam Sandler has completely lost the ability to make even a passable movie. Jack and Jill, Just Go With It, and Grown Ups are insults to cinema. Grown Ups 2 will vy for the position of worst movie of the decade.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF30WneDtQc Datkid

    cosign Brad Long. and caboose. Adam sander used to be REALLY funny.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    Co-sign Caboose. Used to love blazing L’s to Sandler movies. Happy Gilmore, Waterboy, even Zohan had its moments. But Grown Ups, Bedtime Stories, and I ain’t even wanna waste my time on Jack and Jill – but i’m sure it was the worst of them all. Sandler needs to hang it up, b…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    I liked it too Marc, along with shaqs other screen gems. lol

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    hey I liked the movie to ya know…

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    *too…darn typos

  • http://sportsbybrooks.com/boxscores-never-lie-or-exaggerate-on-twitter-30011 Allenp

    Shaq in a movie called “Grown Ups” requires too much suspension of disbelief.

  • Jerome

    TWISM!

  • Fresh Boirdee

    Blue Chips is a classic. If Eddie Murphy can keep getting movies they can make a Grown Ups 2. Maya Rudolph was the funniest person in that whole movie.

  • BRYANT BYNUM GASOL 24 17 16

    what the hell are you talking about. the first one was awesome

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Next up, Kazaam 2.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Anybody go to see Spanglish?

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Allen wins. What’s next? DeMarcus Cousins in A Beautiful Mind? Tim Duncan in Animal House? Melo in Fight Club? Nate Robinson in Big? Derrick Rose in Accepted?

  • logues

    grown ups was a good movie.. i liked it cuz it was like real life and original humor that u actually hear in the real world. like talkin and givin crap to ur buddies.. most movies now days can only be funny if they have a bunch of cussing or raunchy jokes/humor. sure, that stuff is funny too but most of it is unnatural

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    Adam Sandler doesn’t make movies. He makes extended SNL sketches. Literally the only movie I found enjoyable from him was Funny People with Seth Rogan, only because it was a tongue and cheek parody on the kind of joke of a comedian he’s become. I was kind of suprised that he did a complete 180 after that and returned to churning out awful comedies (Jack and Jill still gives me the shivers to this day, and I’ve only seen the trailers).

  • MikeC.

    Grownups was good. I think they said all they needed to, though. Part 2? I’m leery.

  • kantankruz

    I actually didn’t mind the first one, prob the best one of Sandlers movies in the last 5 or 6 years.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    The amount of people who support Grown-Ups as a good movie has lowered my respect for the SLAM boards…

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