The Adam Sandler and Netflix partnership is the gift that keeps on giving. According to Variety, the streamer and the “Saturday Night Live” legend are once again teaming up for yet another feature titled “Hustle.”
Sandler will play an “American basketball scout who, after being unjustly fired, discovers a talented player abroad and decides to bring him to the U.S. to prove that they both have what it takes to make it in the NBA,” Variety said. No word on when production on the film will begin with the coronavirus pandemic still at large.
“Hustle” was written by Taylor Materne and Will Fetters and will be directed by Jeremiah Zagar (“We the Animals”). Sandler’s Happy Madison will produce the movie, along with Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment.
Earlier this year, news came out that Sandler signed on to make four more movies with Netflix, following the huge success of “Murder Mystery,” which co-starred Jennifer Aniston. Sandler signed an initial deal with Netflix six years ago. Since then, the streamer has run several of his films: “The Ridiculous 6,” “The Do-Over,” “Sandy Wexler,” “The Week Of,” in addition to “Murder Mystery.”
He also starred in the Netflix-produced “Uncut Gems,” scoring some of the best reviews of his career, according to Variety.
Photo credit: Netflix/”Murder Mystery”