Adam Sandler is set to play a fireman in a gay comedy alongside Kevin James, about a fake same sex marriage.

The film, called I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry is a reversed version of The Birdcage, where a gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé’s right-wing moralistic parents.

This time it is a fake gay-marriage story where two straight fire-fighters, pretend to be gay in order to get the department policy’s benefits to gay couples.

The idea has been in movie company, Universal’s grasp for a while due to many script re-writes and is now set to be directed by David Dobkin of The Wedding Crashers’ fame.

The screenplay was written by Oscar winning About Schmidt pair Alexander Payne and James Taylor.