The ever-prolific Adam Sandler has another new Netflix movie on the way. Early details on Hustle indicate Sandler plays a down-on-his-luck NBA basketball scout who finds an incredible talent overseas and fights for his chances to join a team. The movie’s genre has not yet been revealed, meaning it could be construed as a continuation of Sandler’s drama turn in the thriller Uncut Gems–or it could be another goofball comedy.
The announced cast as reported by Deadline doesn’t offer any further clues on which way the tone might be tipping: Rapper-actor Queen Latifah (22 Jump Street), Oscar-winner Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now), and Ben Foster (Leave No Trace, X-Men: The Last Stand) will co-star alongside Sandler. NBA player Juancho Hernangomez and sports commentator Kenny Smith also appear in the film, lending the film’s world extra credibility. Along those lines: LeBron James is a producer.
Will Fetters (A Star is Born) and Taylor Materne (Dominoes) will co-write the script, and Jeremiah Zagar (We the Animals) will direct. Given the behind-the-camera talent involved, it perhaps seems more plausible that Hustle will be a drama–or dramedy.
In other Adam Sandler news, last week a news anchor who had a cameo in the new Hubie Halloween reported that she lost a job as a result of her role. Neither Netflix nor Adam Sandler have issued a response.
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