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13 items from 2016


Sandler Enlists Regulars For "Sandy Wexler"

10 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn and Nick Swardson are all reuniting with Adam Sandler to star in his third Netflix feature "Sandy Wexler". Lamorne Morris and Arsenio Hall are also onboard.

Sandler will play an L.A.-based talent manager in the 1990s who represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his new talented singer client (Jennifer Hudson) whom he discovers at an amusement park.

Steven Brill will direct from a script by Paul Sado, Dan Bulla and Sandler. Sandler and Allen Covert will produce. Sandler's second film with the streaming giant, "The Do-Over," was the most-watched film on Netflix in every territory of the world and remains in the top ten in many countries.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Arsenio Hall to Make Movie Comeback in Adam Sandler's Sandy Wexler

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, we reported that Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is teaming up with Adam Sandler on his new movie Sandy Wexler, the third project in his four-picture deal with Netflix that includes The Ridiculous Six and The Do-Over. Today we have word that the cast just keeps getting bigger and bigger, with frequent Adam Sandler collaborators Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn and Nick Swardson coming aboard, along with New Girl star Lamorne Morris. The most interesting casting addition, though, is former talk show host Arsenio Hall, appearing in his first movie in seven years.

The story follows Adam Sandler as the title character, a talent manager in Los Angeles who represent a variety of different clients who are on the "fringes" of the entertainment industry. He's put to the ultimate test when he discovers a talented singer named Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson) at an amusement park. No »

- MovieWeb

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Kevin James, Rob Schneider Join Adam Sandler’s ‘Sandy Wexler’

13 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kevin James, Rob Schneider and Terry Crews are re-joining Adam Sandler in his next Netflix comedy “Sandy Wexler.”

Colin Quinn, Nick Swardson, Lamorne Morris and Arsenio Hall have also joined the cast. Sandler will play as 1990s-era talent manager on the fringe of show business who falls in love with his new client, a singer played by Jennifer Hudson.

Sandy Wexler” is the third title in Sandler’s four-picture deal with the streaming giant following “The Ridiculous Six” and “The Do-Over.” Steven Brill is directing from a script by Paul Sado, Dan Bulla and Sandler.

Sandler is producing “Sandy Wexler” under his Happy Madison Productions company along with Allen Covert. Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will executive produce.

The Do-Over,” starring Sandler and David Spade as two friends who fake their own deaths, was the most-watched film on Netflix in every territory of the world after it was released in late May. »

- Dave McNary

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Adam Sandler Teams Up with Jennifer Hudson in Netflix’s 'Sandy Wexler'

20 July 2016 12:47 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Today, Netflix announced that Academy Award and Grammy Winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Sex And The City) will star opposite Adam Sandler in the Netflix original film Sandy Wexler, Sandler’s third feature film with the streaming service. Hudson will play the female lead in the romantic comedy.  

The film follows Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler), a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business.  His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park.

Sandy Wexler reunites Happy Madison Productions with director Steve Brill (The Do-over).  Paul Sado, Dan Bulla and Adam Sandler wrote the script.  Happy Madison ProductionsAdam Sandler and Allen Covert will serve as Producers.  Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will serve as Executive Producers. »

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Adam Sandler and Jennifer Hudson Team for Netflix's Sandy Wexler

20 July 2016 10:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Today, Netflix announced that Academy Award and Grammy Winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Sex and The City) will star opposite Adam Sandler in the Netflix original film Sandy Wexler. This will be Sandler's third feature film with the streaming service.&#160Hudson will play the female lead in the romantic comedy. &#160

The film follows Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler), a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s. He diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business.&#160 His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park.

Sandy Wexlerreunites Happy Madison Productions with director Steve Brill (The Do-Over).&#160 Paul Sado, Dan Bulla and Adam Sandler wrote the script.&#160 Happy Madison Productions' Adam Sandler and Allen Covert will serve as Producers.&#160 Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy »

- MovieWeb

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Jennifer Hudson To Topline Adam Sandler’s Netflix Film ‘Sandy Wexler’

20 July 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Adam Sandler’s upcoming Netflix feature has found its leading lady. Jennifer Hudson has just joined the ‘90s-set film, titled “Sandy Wexler,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Oscar-winner will star as a talented singer named Courtney Clarke, opposite Sandler, a talent manager working in Los Angeles who represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney, who he discovers at an amusement park.

Read More: Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein Will Headline Cast of NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’

The film will be directed by “The Do-Over’s” Steven Brill. The script is written by Paul Sado, Dan Bulla and Sandler. Sandler will produce via his Happy Madison Productions banner along with Allen Covert. Executive producers include Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy.

Filming is expected to begin in Los Angeles »

- Liz Calvario

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Adam Sandler writing, producing and starring in new animated movie

26 May 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Adam Sandler is teaming up with Stx Entertainment to write, produce and star in a new animated feature film, Variety is reporting. Plot details for the project are being kept under wraps.

“As we continue to grow our company, the family arena is of critical importance to Stx Entertainment and we are tremendously excited to have Adam Sandler and Happy Madison developing projects with us for the global animation market,” states Adam Fogelson, chairman of the Stx Entertainment Motion Picture Group. “Happy Madison is one of the most consistently successful and talented producers of family entertainment working in the business today. They have steadily been building this brand in this arena for years with the incredible success of the ‘Hotel Transylvania’ animated franchise. Adam already has some wonderful ideas about what he wants to develop with us and we look forward to working with him, Allen Covert and the entire Happy Madison team. »

- Gary Collinson

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Adam Sandler Plans Animated Family Movie at Stx

24 May 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adam Sandler and Happy Madison Productions have signed an overall deal to write, produce and star in a new Untitled Adam Sandler Animated Movie for Stx Entertainment, it was announced today by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of the Stx Entertainment Motion Picture Group. As part of the 12-15 motion pictures the studio will release each year, Stx is focused on creating multi-platform family franchises across film, television and digital. The company is currently developing a major animated motion picture based on the beloved Uglydoll toy brand.

The deal with Adam Sandler and Happy Madison will add another major animated project to Stx's growing portfolio of family targeted IP. Adam Sandler's last two animated blockbusters, Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2, have generated more than $825 million worldwide. Fogelson, who worked closely with Chris Meledandri's Illumination Entertainment on blockbusters including Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Minions, The Lorax and more, had »

- MovieWeb

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Adam Sandler, STX Team Up on Animated Movie

24 May 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Adam Sandler has signed an overall deal to write, produce (through Happy Madison Productions) and star in an untitled animated movie for STX Entertainment.

The film’s plot details are unknown at this time.

The deal with Sandler and Happy Madison will add another major animated project to Stx’s growing portfolio of family targeted IP. Sandler’s last two animated blockbusters, “Hotel Transylvania” and “Hotel Transylvania 2,” have generated more than $825 million worldwide.

“As we continue to grow our company, the family arena is of critical importance to Stx Entertainment and we are tremendously excited to have Adam Sandler and Happy Madison developing projects with us for the global animation market,” said Adam Fogelson, chairman of the Stx Entertainment Motion Picture Group.

“Happy Madison is one of the most consistently successful and talented producers of family entertainment working in the business today. They have steadily been building this brand »

- Justin Kroll

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Sandler & Stx Plan Animated Feature

24 May 2016 10:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Netflix isn't the only one Adam Sandler is working for now as the comedian and his Happy Madison Productions label have signed on to write, produce and star in a new untitled animated project for Stx Entertainment.

The company is currently developing an animated motion picture based on the beloved Uglydoll toy brand, this will Not be that but it is expected to be a family targeted IP. Sandler's two "Hotel Transylvania" films have generated more than $825 million worldwide.

Adam Fogelson, Chairman of the Stx Entertainment Motion Picture Group, says in a statement: "As we continue to grow our company, the family arena is of critical importance to Stx Entertainment and we are tremendously excited to have Adam Sandler and Happy Madison developing projects with us for the global animation market. Happy Madison is one of the most consistently successful and talented producers of family entertainment working in the business today. »

- Garth Franklin

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'The Do-Over' Red Band Trailer Goes Wild with Sandler and Spade

20 April 2016 10:44 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in October 2014, comedian Adam Sandler signed a groundbreaking deal with Netflix to produce and star in four new movies exclusively for the streaming service. The first movie to come out of this deal was the Western comedy The Ridiculous Six. Last month, we learned that the second movie is The Do-Over, with the streaming service releasing a brief teaser trailer. Today we have the first full trailer for this comedy, which sheds new light on the story.

In The Do-Over, Adam Sandler plays "Max" and David Spade plays "Charlie," old friends tired of their mundane lives who reunite at their 25th high school reunion for the ultimate mulligan: they decide to wipe the slate clean for a do&#173-over. After faking their deaths and assuming new identities, could their lives be better the second time around? The comedy is set for release on Netflix Friday, May 27, just in time »

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Adam Sandler, David Spade Netflix Comedy ‘The Do-Over’ Gets Release Date, First Teaser

21 March 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix is promising plenty of low-brow gags in the teaser trailer for “The Do-Over,” courtesy of Adam Sandler and David Spade.

The footage features plenty of gun play, car crashes, jumping off massive cliffs, young women in skimpy bikinis on the beach and repartee between the stars as Sandler and Spade decide to fake their own deaths.

“You sure about this, tough guy?” Sandler asks. “F— yeah,” a typically laid-back Spade replies.

The streaming service is releasing “The Do-Over” on May 27. Sandler and Spade starred in Netflix’s Western spoof “The Ridiculous 6” with Spade portraying General George Custer.

“Netflix got Ridiculous,” the trailer notes. “Now this Memorial Day, the madness continues.”

Besides “The Ridiculous Six,” Sandler and Spade also teamed on “Saturday Night Live” between 1992 and 1995 and on the “Grown-Ups” movies.

“The Do-Over” is directed by Steven Brill, who also helmed “Little Nicky” and “Mr. Deeds.” The ensemble cast also includes Paula Patton, »

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Netflix sets release date for 'The Do-Over'

21 March 2016 4:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Adam Sandler’s second feature in the actor’s exclusive deal will premiere on the streaming service worldwide on May 27.

Sandler stars alongside David Spade, Paula Patton, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Astin, Catherine Bell, Michael Chiklis, Luis Guzman, Natasha Leggero, Nick Swardson, Torsten Voges, Renee Taylor, and Matt Walsh.

Steven Brill directed The Do-Over from a screenplay by Kevin Barnett and Chris Pappas about two unlucky men who fake their deaths and assume the personas of men who unbeknownst to them were in even more trouble than they were.

Sandler, Allen Covert and Kevin Grady produce the Happy Madison Production for Netflix.

Sandler’s first film in the four-film deal, The Ridiculous 6, debuted on Netflix on December 11, 2015.

Netflix executives claimed at the CES show in January that the comedy Western was viewed more times in 30 days than any other feaure in the history of their service. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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