Adam Sandler & Netflix Extend Partnership, Four More Films in the Works

Adam Sandler’s lucrative partnership with Netflix will continue, as the streamer announced that it has officially extended the agreement to include four more films.

The announcement only revealed one new film as part of the extended partnership: an animated feature which the Sandman will write, produce, and star in. No further details were revealed at this time.

Sandler became one of the first major Hollywood stars to ink an exclusive deal with the streaming giant, initially committing to a four-movie deal in 2014. The first movie released under the deal was 2015’s western spoof The Ridiculous Six, followed by The Do-Over and Sandy Wexler. Netflix then re-upped the deal to four more Sandler films in 2017.

“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,” said Netflix chief Ted Sarandos. “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.”

Following the initial deal, Sandler debuted Murder Mystery, which co-stars Jennifer Anniston. Netflix revealed that the film was its most popular title on the service in the US last year. Sandler’s sixth film, Hubie Halloween will be released later this year and has a cast that includes Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Maya Rudolph, Rob Schneider, Kenan Thompson, and Steve Buscemi.

Sandler’s latest, the critically acclaimed Uncut Gems, directed by the Safdie brothers, will also call Netflix its home, as the streamer secured the international distribution rights to the anxiety-filled story.

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