Adam Sandler And LeBron James Teaming Up On A Basketball Drama For Netflix

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Adam Sandler and Netflix have been fairly cozy with each other during the last half decade because of the streaming service’s cope with the Saturday Evening Dwell alum and his Completely satisfied Madison Productions firm. Sandler and Netflix are protecting their partnership going for the foreseeable future, and right now it was introduced that his subsequent film for the platform will contain him working with NBA icon LeBron James.

Adam Sandler has been tapped to star in Hustle, a basketball drama that will likely be directed by We the Animals’ Jeremiah Zagar, whereas Taylor Materne and Will Fetters wrote the script. Hustle sees Sandler enjoying an American basketball scout who’s unjustly fired and subsequently finds a proficient basketball participant whereas touring overseas. Sandler’s character then brings the athlete to america to show that they each have what it takes to make it within the NBA.

Completely satisfied Madison Productions will produce Hustle alongside LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Leisure and Roth/Kirschenbaum Movies. Netflix acquired Hustle from Legendary and pitched it to Adam Sandler. After Will Fetters polished the script and Jeremiah Zagar was introduced on to direct, that was when Sandler signed on.

Though Hustle is being lined up as Adam Sandler’s subsequent film for Netflix, it’s unclear when it can begin filming, as the present well being disaster has pressured plenty of movie and TV productions to press the pause button. Selection additionally studies that Sandler might find yourself taking pictures one other film earlier than Hustle “if the suitable alternative presents itself,” however both manner, he’s positively on board for the venture.

Adam Sandler appeared final yr in Homicide Thriller and Uncut Gems, each of which have been distributed by Netflix, though the latter was launched theatrically in america and is lastly dropping on the streaming platform stateside subsequent week. Homicide Thriller collected plenty of views throughout its first weeks of availability, and a sequel is within the works. Uncut Gems was met with crucial acclaim and accolades, together with Sandler profitable an Unbiased Spirit Award.

Forward of Hustle, Adam Sandler will likely be seen later this yr in Hubie Halloween, the place he performs a good-natured, but eccentric group volunteer who finds himself embroiled in a homicide case on Halloween evening. Sandler additionally has an animated film within the works for Netflix which he’ll write, produce and star in.

As for LeBron James, he’s been constructing a powerful movie and TV resume during the last a number of years with the likes of Trainwreck, Smallfoot, The Store and extra. Subsequent yr, he’ll star alongside the Looney Tunes in Area Jam: A New Legacy, identical to Michael Jordan did greater than 20 years in the past within the unique.

As quickly as every other main updates regarding Hustle are available, we right here at CinemaBlend will let you recognize about them.


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