Netflix announced today that the video-streaming service has extended its deal with Adam Sandler, meaning Netflix will finance the development and production of four more feature length films starring the comedian. Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions will produce each film, which will premiere exclusively on Netflix. Sandler’s films have grossed over $3 billion at the box-office, and include “Grown Ups,” “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” “Billy Madison,” “Big Daddy” and “The Waterboy”. In 2014 Sandler releases two films on Netflix, “The Ridiculous 6” and “The Do-Over,” which are the biggest film releases for the service.
This announcement was timed to coincide with the latest feature film “Sandy Wexler,” which is set to launch on the streaming platform on April 14, 2017. The romantic comedy is set in Los Angeles in the 90s and stars Academy Award and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Lamorne Morris, Nick Swardson, Rob Schneider, Jane Seymour, Grammy winner Aaron Neville and many more.
“Adam Sandler one of the leading comedians in the film world, and his movies have proven to be extremely successful with our subscribers around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to extend our partnership with Adam and his entire team at Happy Madison and keep the world laughing.”
“Love working with Netflix and collaborating with them. I love how passionate they are about making movies and getting them out there for the whole world to see. They’ve made me feel like family and I can’t thank them enough for their support,” said Adam Sandler. Netflix announced earlier this week that it will help finish Orson Welles’ last film “The Other Side of the Wind”.
Upcoming 2017 Netflix Original film releases include: Charlie McDowell’s The Discovery starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara and Robert Redford; David Michôd’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton, Topher Grace, Lakeith Stanfield and Sir Ben Kingsley; Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun; Jim Strouse’s The Incredible Jessica James starring Jessica Williams and Chris O’Dowd; Marti Noxon’s To The Bone starring Lily Collins; Adam Wingard’s Death Note starring Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield and Margaret Qualley; Duncan Jones’ Mute starring Alex Skarsgård, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux; Dee Rees’ Mudbound starring Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell, and Garrett Hedlund; Ritesh Batra’s Our Souls At Night starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda; Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father, based on Cambodian author and activist Loung Ung’s gripping memoir; and David Ayer’s Bright starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry and Edgar Ramirez.