Netflix has announced that they are partnering with Adam Sandler to create four more films.
Sandler is currently starring in Josh and Benny Safdie’s critically acclaimed Uncut Gems which is being released in U.S. theaters by A24. The film will be released globally (excluding U.S.) on Netflix on 31 January, and in the U.S. in May. Sandler was Emmy nominated for his Netflix original comedy special 100% Fresh and for his Saturday Night Live hosted episode this season. Murder Mystery, his Netflix film where he stars alongside Jennifer Aniston, won The People’s Choice Award for Best Comedy of 2019.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer released the following statement:
“Whether you know him as Sandman, the Water Boy, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Nick Spitz or simply Adam, one thing is clear: our members can’t get enough of him. They love his stories and his humor, as we saw with Murder Mystery. So I could not be more excited to extend our partnership with Adam and the Happy Madison team and deliver more laughs around the world.”
Later this year, Sandler will star in the Netflix family film Hubie Halloween alongside Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Maya Rudolph, Rob Schneider, Kenan Thompson, Steve Buscemi, Michael Chiklis, Tim Meadows, Noah Schnapp, Paris Berelc, China Anne McClain and Shaquille O’Neal, and has animated feature film that he will write, produce, and star in as a voice actor in the works at the studio.
The Ridiculous 6 was the first film Sandler made with the studio, followed by The Do-Over, Sandy Wexler, The Week Of, Murder Mystery and critically acclaimed stand-up special 100% Fresh. Additionally, Happy Madison has produced Father of the Year, and the upcoming The Wrong Missy.