It looks like the streaming media giant remains optimistic about their partnership with Adam Sandler. Recently, Netflix has re-negotiated with Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions to produce four more films for their streaming service.
“Adam Sandler is one of the leading comedians in the film world, and his movies have proven to be extremely successful with our subscribers around the world,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter) released on March 24. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to extend our partnership with Adam and his entire team at Happy Madison and keep the world laughing,” the statement continued.
In a separate statement, Sandler appreciated the network for its passion for filmmaking.
“I 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 the “Hotel Transylvania” actor.
In 2014, Sandler’s company signed its first four-film deal with Netflix as part of the latter’s goal to expand their line of business by bringing forth original movies for exclusive streaming.
“The Ridiculous 6” and “The Do-Over” were the first two movies issued under that deal, and they were reportedly the biggest film releases ever for the platform.
The third film, titled “Sandy Wexler,” is scheduled to be released on Apr. 14 in the same media format.
The upcoming movie is set in the 1990s in Los Angeles, California. It is a romantic comedy starring Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, and Terry Crews. Other cast members include Lamorne Morris, Nick Swardson, Rob Schneider, and Jane Seymour.
Sandy Wexler (Sandler) is a devoted talent manager. His personal life and career have started to collide when he falls in love with his new client, Courtney Clarke (Hudson), an extremely talented singer whom he discovered at an amusement park.