Netflix is really stepping up its original production game. The streaming service announced earlier this week that it would be producing its first original movie, a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and today the company confirmed that it signed a deal with Adam Sandler for four movies.
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said: “People love Adam’s films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages. Everybody has a favorite movie, everyone has a favorite line. Not just in the U.S. but all over the world.”
Adam Sandler has made some great movies over the years. Of course, he’s also made some duds. So which Adam Sandler will show up for his Netflix deal? The comedic genius behind Billy Madison? Or the shmuck behind Jack And Jill?
Excited for THE COBBLER, where Adam Sandler plays a sentient plate of peach cobbler who learns to be a better dad after becoming human.
— Nathan Rabin (@nathanrabin) October 2, 2014
Netflix is bringing us more Adam Sandler and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, so I guess party like it’s 2000?
— Alex Fitzpatrick (@AlexJamesFitz) October 2, 2014
Netflix didn’t specify what type of films Adam Sandler would be making. My guess is that we’ll get two gross-out comedies with Adam Sandler and his buddies, one cutesy relationship movie with Drew Barrymore, and one drama / dark humor movie.
Sandler didn’t give any hints at his future project but he did explain why he decided to sign a deal with Netflix. According to Sandler, the only reason he partnered with Netflix is became it “rhymes with wet chicks.”
Adam Sandler is 48-years-old.
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