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Terry Crews, Whitney Cummings, Luke Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Nick Swardson, Chris Parnell, Jon Lovitz, Will Forte and Rob Schneider will also feature in the Western spoof, which Sandler is producing under his Happy Madison Productions banner.
Sandler will star in Ridiculous Six 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 gang.
The movie is the first to emerge from a deal between Netflix and Happy Madison.
Garcia most recently appeared in The Wedding Ringer, which arrives in UK cinemas on February 20.
The Ridiculous Six will begin shooting this month in New Mexico. »
Following the news last month that Ridiculous 6 will be the first project in Adam Sandler's four-movie Netflix deal from September, Lost star Jorge Garcia has joined the cast. Warner Bros., the studio that produced Adam Sandler's last comedy Blended, was previously in talks to distribute the Western comedy Ridiculous 6. The studio backed out after both Blended and Seth MacFarlane's Western A Million Ways to Die in the West underperformed at the box office.
Adam Sandler stars as a man who was raised as an orphan by an Indian tribe in Ridiculous 6, which is described as a spoof of The Magnificent Seven. Taylor Lautner, Luke Wilson, Rob Schneider and Terry Crews are playing the orphan's half-brothers. Last month's report revealed there is one more half-brother yet to be cast, so it's possible that this is who Jorge Garcia is playing. Nick Nolte plays the long-lost father of Sandler's character, »
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 »
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. »
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 »
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 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
When Adam Sandler secured his lucrative deal with Netflix, it was unclear what the first project from this groundbreaking union would be. Well, The Wrap is reporting that the first film will be Sandler's long-gestating western comedy "Ridiculous 6." What's more, the site is reporting that Sandler has lined up an all-star cast. Apparently, with his first Netflix outing, Sandler wants to go big.
"Ridiculous 6," co-written by Sandler and regular collaborator Tim Herlihy, will star Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Nick Nolte, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell, Lavell Crawford and returning Sandler favorites Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider (so I guess he patched up whatever beef he had with Sandler that kept him out of "Grown Ups 2"), Dan Aykroyd, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, John Lovitz and Vanilla Ice. Whew, that's a lot of people.
What's somewhat more iffy about the project is the fact that it's a comedic western, »
- Drew Taylor
For the first film to emerge from the four-picture deal he signed with Netflix last year, Adam Sandler appears to be ready to resurrect an idea we last heard about in 2012: The Ridiculous Six. And he’s been busy gathering actors both new and well versed in his Happy Madison style, with Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, musician Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice all aboard.Thanks to The Wrap’s report on the casting roll-call, we now know a little bit more about the comedy Western that Sandler is planning. He’ll be in the lead as a man who grew up an orphan raised by a Native American tribe with Lautner, Crews, Schneider and Luke Wilson as four of his half-brothers and one more still to be cast.Nolte is set as Sandler’s long-last father, »
Actor Kevin Pollak lines up the stars for his directorial debut, “Misery Loves Comedy,” a documentary exploration that cuts loose without ever cutting deep. While Pollak poses some provocative questions behind the camera — including the inquiry that inspires the title, “Do you have to be miserable to be funny?” — his parade of celebrity talking heads only skim the surface of the comedic mind. Packing far more laughs than your average doc, the Tribeca Film acquisition could generate limited theatrical interest but seems a more logical fit for premium cable or digital outlets.
The opportunity to collect amusing anecdotes from the likes of Christopher Guest, Larry David, Martin Short, Steve Coogan and Tom Hanks is as good as any reason to make a film, but Pollak positions this project as if he’s up to something more. “Do you think emotionally questionable people are drawn to standup/performing?” Guest reads aloud »
- Geoff Berkshire
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