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While he’s no stranger to the odd comedy role – your Horrible Bosses films etc. – it’s not often we report on something with Kevin Spacey that sounds for all the world like it’s more associated with Adam Sandler. Still, Spacey is now attached to high-concept comedy Nine Lives.Barry Sonnenfeld is on board to direct and here’s where the crazier element comes in: Spacey will play a workaholic businessman who is involved in a terrible accident. And it leaves him trapped in the body of the family cat. No, we’re not joking. A man more used to conniving and plotting on House Of Cards will be figuring out life as a feline. Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin are behind the script for the movie, which Sonnenfeld tells The Wrap is a “funny, emotional, commercial comedy.” We can but hope.Spacey is currently at work playing the »
Audiences can’t get enough of the Duplass brothers, both on the big and small screens. Their HBO comedy Togetherness is a critical darling, and the premium cable network just announced that it will be bringing the series back for a second season. Meanwhile, the pair are over in Park City, dominating the Sundance Film Festival, where Netflix head Ted Sarandos just revealed that the streaming giant has struck a four-picture deal with the brothers.
As part of the deal, Netflix will finance four movies produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, with each title receiving a small theatrical release before becoming available for streaming. The specific titles in this deal were not confirmed, but Sarandos did offer the following statement:
“This is just the latest step in our very long relationship with the Duplass Brothers. We’ve been working with them almost since the very beginning, when we were red-envelope delivery. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Get excited for more Blake Shelton, y'all! The country singer and Voice coach is set to make his acting debut in Adam Sandler's Ridiculous 6, The Wrap reports. The film, the first under Sandler's four-picture deal with Netflix, will also star Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Terry Crews, Luke Wilson, Dan Akroyd, Nick Nolte, Danny Trejo, Will Forte, Steve Buscemi, Vanilla Ice and more. In Ridiculous 6, a spoof on American westerns like The Magnificent Seven, Shelton will reportedly portray Wyatt Earp, a real gunman in the Old West. Vanilla Ice is set to take on the role of Mark Twain. Per The Wrap, Sandler "will play a man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe" who reunites with his »
Even though news surfaced that the entire cast of Wet Hot American Summer was set to return for Netflix’s original TV series, it wasn’t officially confirmed by the streaming network until it released a 50-second teaser touting most of the original stars’ names.
The returning cast includes: Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, and Michael Showalter.
While the teaser didn’t offer much outside of the cast names and an official synopsis, which states it will take place on the first day of Camp Firewood’s most famous summer, it did remind us of the star-studded power that will soon be reuniting for eight episodes.
In the years since, the film has churned out Oscar nominees, SNL alumni »
It seems Blake Shelton has caught the acting bug! Days after showing his acting chops hosting the Jan. 24 episode of Saturday Night Live, The Wrap is reporting that Shelton will costar in an upcoming Adam Sandler movie. Shelton will reportedly play Arizona sheriff Wyatt Earp in the Western spoof Ridiculous 6, the first of four original movies Sandler is producing exclusively for Netflix. Appearing alongside Shelton and Sandler in the comedy will be Taylor Lautner, Luke Wilson, Nick Nolte, comedian Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice. The film is set to begin production in February. »
- Danielle Anderson, @dak5000
According to the Wrap, the country singer will make his film debut in Ridiculous 6, a spoof of Westerns such as The Magnificent Seven. Sources tell the entertainment site that Shelton will play Wyatt Earp, a real-life lawman from the Old West who has been portrayed in a handful of books and movies — including 2012's Wyatt Earp's Revenge, coincidentally starring the singer's longtime friend »
Movie News - Taylor Lautner, Dan Aykroyd, Terry Crews and Nick Nolte will all feature in Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6'. The comedian's Happy Madison production company recently signed a multi-film agreement with Netflix and he's recruited a stellar cast to appear in the first movie, which also includes Whitney Cummings, Luke Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo and Nick Swardson. 'Ridiculous 6' - a parody of Western film 'The Magnificent Seven' - sees Sandler cast in the role of an orphan who has grown up on a Native American reservation, with Rob Schneider starring alongside Lautner, Wilson and Crews as one of his half-brothers. The film will also include cameo appearances from Blake Shelton as Old West sheriff Wyatt Earp and Vanilla Ice as Mark Twain, according to TheWrap. 'Ridiculous 6' will be the first of four films that will only be available to view via Netflix and Drew Barrymore »
At 39 years old, it's safe to say Drew Barrymore has been through a lot. Though her famously turbulent childhood included rehab at the age of 14 and getting emancipated at 15, the Charlie's Angels actress is clearly in a happy, more settled down place these days. Married to art consultant Will Kopelman since June 2012, Drew's now a mom to her adorable daughters Olive, 2, and Frankie, who turns one in April.
In a new interview with More Magazine, Drew reflects on her unconventional adolescent years, and how it will affect how she raises her own daughters.
Video: Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Found Dead; Drew Reacts
"I was a happy, blithering idiot," she says about her childhood. "I don't know how to feel differently about it because I don't know what another life would be like, so it's hard to pretend or imagine or wish that it was different because it isn't. Even if I was »
Set to feature in the cast alongside Sandler are Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton and Whitney Cummings, while the rest of the cast inlcudes Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell, Lavell Crawford, and Happy Madison regulars Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice.
Here’s the synopsis for Ridiculous 6:
Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast. Nolte will play Sandler’s long-lost father; Parnell a bank manager; Lovitz a wealthy industrialist and Cummings his flirtatious wife. »
- Gary Collinson
We recently heard that Adam Sandler signed a multi-picture deal with Netflix. And now we have the first details about his first movie, which is a comedic Western called "Ridiculous 6." Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson and Terry Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast. Nick Nolte will play Sandler's long-lost father; Chris Parnell a bank manager; John Lovitz a wealthy industrialist and Whitney Cummings his flirtatious wife. Will Forte and Danny Trejo will play the leaders of rival gangs, while Steve Buscemi will play a local jack-of-all-trades. Blake Shelton is in line to play Wyatt Earp, while Vanilla Ice has been tipped to play Mark Twain. The rest of the cast includes Steve Zahn, Dan Aykroyd, and Nick Swardson. Production is set to begin in February. »
Adam Sandler movies have, somehow, attracted some extremely diverse casts. Somehow, the work of the former Saturday Night Live cast member has always attracted obscure celebrities, movers and shakers, and legendary comedians . all the while filling small roles for the star's closest friends to take on. It's a formula that, like his sophomoric approach to humor, somehow works for him 9 times out of 10. However, nothing can prepare you for just how diverse and obscure of a cast Sandler has put together for his western comedy Ridiculous 6 - the first of four Netflix originals that Sandler is contracted to make. The Wrap has confirmed the king's riches of cast members that Ridiculous 6 has racked up. For starters, five of the six members of the titular gang include Adam Sandler, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schnider, Luke Wilson, and Terry Crews. Along with a sixth, unannounced star, they will all be playing half brothers »
That’s great if you’re stoked for those Adam Sandler Netflix movies, but the real intriguing development of Netflix and Amazon and increasingly bizarre players like Overstock.com getting into the original content game is what it means for independent filmmakers. Ask HBO, and they know how to market a high level program to a specific, tailored audience. Whereas Hollywood knows how to sell a blockbuster, independent films often struggle to find an audience in theaters, but manage to find a second life on Netflix and VOD.
Enter Netflix, who Deadline reported on Friday inked a four movie deal with Duplass Brothers Productions, headed by Jay and Mark Duplass. And it almost doesn’t get more independent than them. The mumblecore pioneers, who have collaborated on a number of films and produced several more, including four films at this year’s Sundance, (The Bronze, Tangerine, The Overnight, Animals), have »
- Brian Welk
Remember when Adam Sandler was funny? Think hard; I know it was a long time ago. Ok, so he was never a comedic genius at the level of the Marx Brothers or George Burns, but at least you could get a chuckle or two out of his films. Now he’s just become the Razzies’ favorite actor, and it appears that that trend is not going to shift any time soon. After inking a four-picture deal with Netflix last fall, Sandler has finally announced what his first Netflix film will be: a western spoof called Ridiculous 6.
Ridiculous 6 will tell the story of an orphaned boy (Sandler) raised by an Indian tribe, along with four half-brothers played by Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, and Terry Crews. Nick Nolte is on hand as Sandler’s long-lost father, with Jon Lovitz as a wealthy industrialist and Whitney Cummings as his wife. Steve Buscemi, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
A massive cast is set to join Adam Sandler in Happy Madison's "Ridiculous 6" reports The Wrap. The film is the first in Sandler's groundbreaking deal with streaming distribution giant Netflix and is expected to premiere on the Svod service.
At present the list apparently includes Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Steve Buscemi, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Danny Trejo, Jon Lovitz, Chris Parnell, Lavell Crawford, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings and Vanilla Ice.
A spoof of ensemble westerns, Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe with Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews poised to play his half-brothers. Others roles include Nolte as his long-lost father, Buscemi as a local jack-of-all-trades, Parnell as a bank manager, Forte and Trejo as gang leaders, Lovitz as a wealthy industrialist, Cummings as said industrialist's flirtatious wife, Shelton as Wyatt Earp and »
- Garth Franklin
Ridiculous 6 - a parody of classic Western The Magnificent Seven - is the first of a multi-film agreement between Sandler's Happy Madison production company and Netflix.
Ridiculous 6 has cast Sandler as an orphan who has grown up on a Native American reservation, with Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews as his half-brothers.
Forte and Trejo will serve as leaders of a rival Wild West gang.
Sandler has frequently worked with Buscemi, »
The first movie in Adam Sandler's groundbreaking deal with Netflix has been revealed as the comedy Western Ridiculous 6. Sandler will star in the movie alongside an impressive ensemble that is headlined by Taylor Lautner, singer Blake Shelton, stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings and Nick Nolte. Ridiculous 6 is the first of four movies Happy Madison is creating exclusively for streaming on Netflix.
Other Happy Madison regulars appearing in the movie include Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice. Also expected to appear in secondary roles are Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell and Lavell Crawford.
While Netflix had no official comment on the Ridiculous 6 cast, they did confirm that it will be Adam Sandler's first feature film for the company, and that production starts in February. Frequent collaborator Tim Herlihy wrote the screenplay alongside Adam Sandler, with the »
It's going to be tough for me to avoid turning this piece into a scathing takedown of Adam Sandler, but I'll give it a shot in order to bring you some news. According to The Wrap, Sandler's first movie in the four-film deal he signed with Netflix will be Ridiculous 6, the western "comedy" he was originally going to make with Paramount Pictures.
Get a load of this cast: Sandler, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Terry Crews, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Chris Parnell, Danny Trejo, Jon Lovitz, Vanilla Ice, and Breaking Bad alum Lavell Crawford. Here's the breakdown of who they're all playing:
Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast.Nolte »
- Ben Pearson
Back in 2012, news surfaced of a developing comedy at Warner Bros. Pictures from Adam Sandler called Ridiculous 6. However, last fall, that project was revealed to be dead. But when the project was nixed, we actually thought there was a good chance the film would get revived as part of Sandler's new deal with Netflix to star in and produce four original films for the streaming service. And now The Wrap has learned that Ridiculous 6 will indeed be Sandler's first movie for Netflix through his Happy Madison production banner, and he's assembled a huge cast of his usual suspects, but also some satisfying talents too. Read on! The film will star *takes breath* Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz, Vanilla Ica, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell and Lavell Crawford. Whew, that's a »
- Ethan Anderton
Adam Sandler‘s first picture for Netflix is taking shape. Sandler is set to star in Ridiculous 6 with Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, and Terry Crews. Also appearing will be Nick Nolte, Steve Buscemi, and Dan Aykroyd. More on the Adam Sandler Ridiculous 6 movie after the jump. TheWrap got the scoop. In addition […]
The post Adam Sandler’s First Netflix Movie Will Be ‘Ridiculous 6′ appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Adam Sandler has lined up a ridiculous cast for “Ridiculous 6,” a Happy Madison production that will be the first film under his groundbreaking deal with Netflix, TheWrap has learned.
According to insiders close to the project, Sandler will star alongside “Grown Ups 2″ frat boy Taylor Lautner, three-time Oscar nominee Nick Nolte, “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton and comedian Whitney Cummings, as well as Happy Madison regulars Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice, the »
- Jeff Sneider
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