Adam Sandler teams with LeBron James to produce Hustle for Netflix
He inked an extension to his deal with Netflix in January that would see him produce four more movies for the streaming service.
And on Monday, it was announced Adam Sandler has teamed with LeBron James for the first of the new batch of films, the basketball movie Hustle.
The Hollywood star and the sports legend will co-produce the sinopsis drama Korea that’s set to be directed by We The Animals helmer Jeremiah Zagar.
Winning team: Adam Sandler and LeBron James are partnering to co-produce basketball drama Hustle for Netflix, it was announced on Monday
In Hustle, Sandler will star as a basketball coach who is unjustly fired and ends up abroad where he discovers a talented player.
He brings the foreign player to the US as he seeks to prove that they both belong in the NBA, according to Variety.
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It’s unclear when the project will actually go into production as Hollywood remains shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Legend: LeBron, 35, who currently plays for the LA Lakers, has been producing films and TV shows through his Springhill Entertainment since 2009
Success: Sandler, 53, first signed a production deal with Netflix in 2014. It was re-upped in 2017 and in January the streaming service extended the partnership for another four films
Sandler extended his partnership with Netflix following the huge success of comedy Murder Mystery and the critical acclaim leveled at Uncut Gems, for which he won an Independent Spirit Award and which premieres later this month on Netflix which co-financed it.
Murder Mystery, in which Sandler starred with Jennifer Aniston, was the streaming service’s most popular movie in 2019.
Sandler first signed a deal with Netflix in 2014 and re-upped that deal in 2017.
His Netflix films include The Ridiculous 6, The Do-Over and a stand-up special.
Hit: Netflix co-financed the dark comedy Uncut Gems which won Sandler an Independent Spirit Award and which debuts on the platform in North America on May 25
Most viewed: The 2019 comedy Murder Mystery, in which Sandler starred with Jennifer Aniston, was the Netflix’s most popular movie last year
Adam Sandler to Star in Netflix Movie ‘Hustle‘ From LeBron James – Variety