A new movie adaptation of the classic novel “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy has been announced, but with a twist: it will be a musical comedy, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as the main characters. The movie, which is expected to be released in 2024, will be directed by Judd Apatow, who is known for his hit comedies such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up”.
The movie will follow the lives and loves of Pierre Bezukhov (Sandler) and Natasha Rostova (Aniston), two members of the Russian aristocracy, during the Napoleonic Wars. The movie will feature original songs and dances, as well as parodies of famous musicals such as “Les Miserables” and “Hamilton”.
The movie has already sparked controversy and criticism from fans and critics of the original novel, who have accused the filmmakers of disrespecting and ruining the masterpiece. Some have also questioned the casting choices, saying that Sandler and Aniston are too old and too American to play the roles of young and Russian characters.
However, the filmmakers have defended their project, saying that they are not trying to make a faithful adaptation, but rather a fun and fresh interpretation. They have also praised Sandler and Aniston for their talents and chemistry, saying that they are perfect for the roles.
“We are not trying to make a serious drama, we are trying to make a hilarious comedy,” Apatow said in a press conference. “We love the novel, but we also love to laugh. We think that Tolstoy would appreciate our humor and creativity.”
“We hope that our movie will inspire people to read the novel, or at least watch the Wikipedia summary,” he said.