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Rachel Dratch Joins Adam Sandler and Chris Rock Netflix Film ‘The Week Of’ (Exclusive)

Rachel Dratch Joins Adam Sandler and Chris Rock Netflix Film ‘The Week Of’ (Exclusive)
Saturday Night Live” alum Rachel Dratch has joined the cast of the Netflix film “The Week Of” starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.

Steve Buscemi is also on board.

The film is set the week leading up to a wedding in which Sandler’s daughter is marrying Rock’s son. Dratch will play Sandler’s wife.

Robert Smigel directs from a script by Sandler and Smigel. “The Week Of” is produced by Happy Madison Productions with Sandler and Allen Covert serving as producers, and Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy serving as executive producers.

The film will premiere globally on Netflix in 2018 and marks the fourth movie in Sandler’s pact with Netflix. The three others are “The Ridiculous 6,” “The Do-Over,” and most recently, “Sandy Wexler.”

Production is taking place in Long Island, N.Y., over the summer.

Dratch most recently appeared in the ABC comedy “Imaginary Mary” with Jenna Elfman. Her
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Steve Buscemi Joins Adam Sandler, Chris Rock Netflix Comedy ‘The Week Of’

Steve Buscemi Joins Adam Sandler, Chris Rock Netflix Comedy ‘The Week Of’
Steve Buscemi has been cast in the new Netflix comedy “The Week Of,” starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.

The Week Of” is set to begin production in Long Island this summer. Veteran “Saturday Night Live” writer and producer Robert Smigel is directing the film.

The movie centers around the week of preparation for a wedding between Sandler’s character’s daughter and Rock’s character’s son. Sandler and Smigel co-wrote the script.

Happy Madison Productions’ Sandler and Allen Covert will serve as producers, and Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy are the executive producers.

The film will premiere globally on Netflix in 2018. The streaming network announced in March that it would be financing and producing four more films with Sandler in the wake of its four-movie deal with Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions.

Netflix has said that Sandler’s first two comedies, “The Ridiculous 6” and “The Do-Over,” were the most-watched original films to launch on
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Two Veteran 'SNL' Writers Chat About Planning Trump Sketches for the Show

As a coda to Saturday Night Live’s highest-rated season in 23 years, on Thursday night co-head writer Bryan Tucker and a predecessor, Tim Herlihy, addressed viewers directly at the Greenwich International Film Festival, sponsored in part by The Hollywood Reporter.

Held at the Avon Theatre Film Center in Stamford, Connecticut, “Live From Connecticut” consisted of a 45-minute interview conducted by one Lorne M. — not SNL creator Lorne Michaels, but Lorne Manly of The New York Times — followed by an audience Q&A. A recurring theme was how the 42-year-old variety show tackles politics, and Donald Trump’s name came up a...
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Grown Ups reunion at Netflix as Adam Sandler and Chris Rock to team on The Week Of

Author: Scott Davis

Many eyebrows were raised when comedian Adam Sandler was signed by Netflix on a three-picture deal in what was the subscription services biggest deal at the time. The company has expanded even more since he signed, but the marriage between the two has been a happy one thus far.

While critics haven’t been particularly forgiving with Sandler’s Netflix roster so far (The Ridiculous 6, The Do Over and Sandy Wexler, the latter of which debuted earlier this month) and as such the star has now extended his deal which will see the star make a further four films for them – and he may have secured his next film. (via ComingSoon.net)

Sandler is to team with his Grown Ups co-star Chris Rock for the comedy The Week Of, which is set to start shooting in Long Island this summer with Robert Smigel directing. Smigel has
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Netflix's The Week Of Reunites Adam Sandler and Chris Rock

Netflix announced today that comedy icons Adam Sandler and Chris Rock will reunite to star in a new Netflix original film set to begin production in Long Island, New York this summer. The Week Of will be directed by veteran Saturday Night Live writer and producer Robert Smigel. The movie covers the week of preparation for a wedding in which Sandler's daughter is marrying Rock's son. Happy Madison Productions' Adam Sandler and Allen Covert will serve as producers and Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will serve as executive producers. Sandler and Smigel co-wrote the script. The film will premiere globally on Netflix in 2018. Here's what Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, had to say in his statement.

"Adam Sandler and Chris Rock are cornerstones of the Netflix comedy family and we are over the moon about these two legends reuniting to give our members worldwide a healthy dose
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Netflix lines up new Adam Sandler project 'The Week Of'

Project marks fourth in Sandler’s original deal with streaming giant.

Netflix said on Tuesday Adam Sandler and Chris Rock will star in The Week Of, a Netflix Original set to begin production in Long Island, New York, this summer.

Rock and Sandler last starred together in the Grown Up films (pictured) and will play fathers in the run-up to their children’s marriage.

Saturday Night Live writer-producer Robert Smigel will direct. Sandler and Smigel co-wrote the screenplay and Sandler and Allen Covert will produce through Happy Madison Productions. Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will serve as executive producers.

The Week Of marks the fourth film in Happy Madison Productions’ original deal with Netflix that was extended recently to include an additional four features.

Netflix claims Sandler’s first three films in the deal – The Ridiculous 6, The Do-Over, and new release Sandy Wexler – are three of the biggest film releases ever to launch on the service
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Netflix lines up summer shoot on 'The Week Of'

Project marks fourth in Adam Sandler’s original deal with streaming giant.

Netflix said on Tuesday Adam Sandler and Chris Rock will star in The Week Of, a Netflix Original set to begin production in Long Island, New York, this summer.

Rock and Sandler last starred together in the Grown Up films (pictured) and will play fathers in the run-up to their children’s marriage.

Saturday Night Live writer-producer Robert Smigel will direct. Sandler and Smigel co-wrote the screenplay and Sandler and Allen Covert will produce through Happy Madison Productions. Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will serve as executive producers.

The Week Of marks the fourth film in Happy Madison Productions’ original deal with Netflix that was extended recently to include an additional four features.

Netflix claims Sandler’s first three films in the deal – The Ridiculous 6, The Do-Over, and new release Sandy Wexler – are three of the biggest film releases ever to launch on the
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Adam Sandler, Chris Rock to Star in Netflix's 'The Week Of'

Adam Sandler, Chris Rock to Star in Netflix's 'The Week Of'
Adam Sandler and Chris Rock are set to star in Netflix's The Week Of, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The Grown Ups actors will reunite in the comedy directed by frequent Happy Madison collaborator Robert Smigel, who co-wrote the script with Sandler. It centers on the week before a wedding in which their characters' kids get married. The film will begin production in Long Island, New York this summer, and debut on Netflix globally in 2018.

Sandler and Allen Covert will produce for Happy Madison, with Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy serving as executive producers.

The Week Of is the final title...
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Adam Sandler & Chris Rock Team For Robert Smigel-Helmed ‘The Week Of’ At Netflix

Adam Sandler & Chris Rock Team For Robert Smigel-Helmed ‘The Week Of’ At Netflix
Exclusive: Adam Sandler has set up his next Netflix comedy, and Chris Rock is joining him. They’ll star in The Week Of, a comedy that will be directed by frequent Happy Madison collaborator Robert Smigel. The picture will shoot on Long Island this summer and cover the week of preparation for a wedding in which Sandler’s character’s daughter marries Rock’s character’s son. Sandler and Allen Covert will produce for Happy Madison, and Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will be…
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‘Sandy Wexler’ Review

Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider | Written by Adam Sandler, Dan Bulla, Tim Herlihy, Paul Sado | Directed by Steve Brill

Sandy Wexler is the latest Netflix original film from comedian/actor Adam Sandler – part of his four picture deal with the streaming service – and tells the story of the titular character: 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.

If there’s one thing I can count on from my fellow movie bloggers, it’s their intense disdain for the films of Adam Sandler; in particular those made as part of Sandler’s Netflix deal.
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Adam Sandler Made A Kid Cry While Filming ‘Billy Madison’ Dodgeball Scene

Not everyone was laughing on the set of Adam Sandler’s 1995 comedy “Billy Madison”. During an appearance on “Conan” on Wednesday, Sandler admitted he reduced a six-year-old child actor to tears while filming the movie’s dodgeball scene. Sandler recalls working on the comedy with director Tamra Davis and Tim Herlihy, with whom he co-wrote the […]
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Writers Guild Awards 2017: Complete Winners List!

Let's hear it for the writers!

The Writer's Guild of America held their annual awards show on Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, where Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Donald Glover's breakout series, Atlanta were among those recognized for their achievement of the written word.

Read on below to see the full list of winners.

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Film Winners

Original Screenplay

Moonlight, Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; A24

Adapted Screenplay

Arrival, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer; Based on the Story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang; Paramount Pictures

Documentary Screenplay

Command and Control, Telescript by Robert Kenner & Eric Schlosser, Story by Brian Pearle and Kim Roberts; Based on the book Command and Control by Eric Schlosser; American Experience Films

Television And New Media Winners

Drama Series

The Americans, Written
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Writers Guild Award Analysis: It’s Still ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Manchester’ At the Oscars

Writers Guild Award Analysis: It’s Still ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Manchester’ At the Oscars
The Writers Guild Awards and the Academy writing nominees always don’t line up; many films are ineligible. This year, those included Oscar-writing nominees “Lion” and “The Lobster.”

This year, the WGA and the Academy differed dramatically. While the WGA deemed “Moonlight” and “Loving” as Original Screenplays, the Academy considered both as Adapted; only “Moonlight” landed a nomination.

At the WGA, as at the BAFTAs, Barry Jenkins’ script for “Moonlight” competed for the Original Screenplay Award against both Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” and Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land.” Unlike the BAFTAs, Jenkins emerged the winner over Lonergan, a sign of strength for “Moonlight,” which is nominated for eight Oscars.

Read More: Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

However, in the Oscars’ Original Screenplay contest, lauded playwright and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lonergan (“You Can Count On Me,
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Sandy Wexler Trailer #2 Has Adam Sandler Stuck in the 1990s

Sandy Wexler Trailer #2 Has Adam Sandler Stuck in the 1990s
Following the brief teaser trailer released last month, Netflix has now unleashed a full trailer for their upcoming comedy Sandy Wexler, starring Adam Sandler as the title character. This comedy marks the third movie in his four-picture deal with the streaming service, which has already yielded the 2015 Western The Ridiculous Six and last year's The Do-Over. While the comedy superstar reunites with several of his frequent collaborators, this movie shows Adam Sandler sharing the spotlight with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.

Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, diligently representing 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. Over the course of a decade, the two of
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Here’s the trailer for Adam Sandler’s new Netflix movie

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Sandy Wexler is the latest Netflix project from Adam Sandler. Here's the trailer...

By our maths, Adam Sandler now has one more film to go until he’s completed his deal with Netflix for four feature films. So far, we’ve had The Ridiculous Six (not very good) and The Do-Over (not very good). And for his third movie, Sandler has put together Sandy Wexler.

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He’s not made this one alone. He’s reunited with The Do-Over director Steven Brill for a start, and he’s co-written the screenplay with Paul Sado and Dan Bulla. In terms of casting,, you’ll find Jennifer Hudson, Rob Schneider, Kevin James, Arsenio Hall Terry Crews and Lamorne Morris picking up paycheques on this one.

The film will land on Netflix in April, and we’ve got a trailer and a synopsis.
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Sandy Wexler Trailer Takes Adam Sandler Back to the 90s

Sandy Wexler Trailer Takes Adam Sandler Back to the 90s
Adam Sandler is back yet again with another Netflix original movie. Sandy Wexler is the third of four comedies that were part of his exclusive contact with the streaming service. And this might be the best one yet. Which, I'm sure, some of you will joke that it shouldn't be too hard to top The Ridiculous 6 or The Do-Over, but those have been some of Netflix's biggest original movies to date. Today, we get the first trailer for Sandy Wexler, and it's pure Sandler gold!

Sandy Wexler will do for the 90s what The Wedding Singer did for the 80s, bringing a shot of nostalgia straight to the veins of the Millennial generation. Though, Sandler let this one simmer a little bit longer. The Wedding Singer arrived in 1998, not even a decade after the 80s had passed, and not everyone was as nostalgic for the era as some teens
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Arsenio Hall to Make Movie Comeback in Adam Sandler's Sandy Wexler

Arsenio Hall to Make Movie Comeback in Adam Sandler's Sandy Wexler
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
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Kevin James, Rob Schneider Join Adam Sandler’s ‘Sandy Wexler’

Kevin James, Rob Schneider Join Adam Sandler’s ‘Sandy Wexler’
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.
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Adam Sandler Teams Up with Jennifer Hudson in Netflix’s 'Sandy Wexler'

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

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