Sandler set for Ridiculous role

Adam Sandler is set to star in a comedy Western.

The Funny People star will also co-write and produce the movie, which is titled Ridiculous 6, reports Deadline.

Although it's known that the flick will be a comical take on a Western, no plot details have been released. However, there is speculation that it may be a spoof on 1960 Western The Magnificent Seven.

Ridiculous 6 is due to start shooting in April and the movie is expected be unveiled in the spring of 2014.

Adam, 46, recently lent his voice to the role of Dracula in animated comedy Hotel Transylvania and is due to start working on a follow up to his 2010 film Grown Ups.