This Netflix comedy won't be the end of their deal with Adam Sandler, though, with the comedian signing on for four more movies with Netflix. The streaming service claimed in a statement from last March that the first two movies of their Adam Sandler deal, the ensemble Western comedy The Ridiculous Six and the action-comedy The Do-Over, which reunited Sandler and David Spade, were the "biggest film releases" for Netflix,
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
The Ridiculous 6 is the first of four Adam Sandler movies produced exclusively for Netflix. The jaw-dropping cast includes Adam Sandler's Grown Ups 2 co-star Taylor Lautner. The former Twilight heartthrob makes up one of the 6, and is joined by Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Rob Schneider and Luke Wilson.
But they're not the only comedy luminaries making an appearance in this throw back to such 70s classics as Blazing Saddles and The Frisco Kid.
Professional singer Mariah Carey's no stranger to the silver screen, having appeared in such films as The Butler, Precious, You Don't Mess With The Zohan and the 2001 psychological horror, Glitter.
Deadline is now reporting that Carey's fusing her two favourite pastimes with a new movie project, which will be set at Christmas.
Currently untitled, the top-secret film will deal with the theme of "how the power of music can transport you back in time to your truest and most authentic feelings."
And, indeed, transport us back to 1994 - the year when Carey dominated the charts with her biggest hit, All I Want For Christmas Is You. With Carey starring and singing in the forthcoming festive movie, produced by Brett Ratner, a reprise of that chart-topper seems all but inevitable.
Perhaps the biggest and loudest question, of course, is: what will the movies be?
We think we have some pretty good ideas, things that would make his collaboration with Netflix as innovative on a creative side as it is on a business one (keep in mind
Adam Sandler is a unique and prolific comic voice, whose films have grossed more than $3 billion globally at the box office and made him one of the world's top movie stars. He is among the few actors in the world whose films consistently rank among the most viewed by Netflix members in the U.S. and across its global territories from Brazil to the U.K.
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos commented.
"People love Adam's films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages -- everybody has a favorite movie, everyone has a favorite line -- not just in the Us but all over the world.
On Tuesday (Dec. 3), cast member Kim Fields welcomed a second baby with her husband Christopher L. Morgan. Born at 10:30 a.m. Et, the baby boy has been named Quincy Xavier Morgan, brother to 6 1/2 year old Sebastian.
The news that Tootie Ramsey has two kids made us wonder: What are the rest of her cast members up to now?
Along with her two sons, Fields' next project is "Holiday Love: The Rebirth," a holiday special she directed and executive produced with her husband.
The actress who played Blair Warner toughed it out on "Survivor: Phillipines" despite not being a fan of reality TV. She even made it to the finals, but lost in the end to Denise Stapley.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack allows consumers to view This Is 40 anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. It includes a Blu-ray disc,
Deadline is reporting that Sandler is working on a comedy western for Paramount Pictures called "Ridiculous 6." Though the plot hasn't been announced, we can guess the direction the film is headed in based on its title. It might not be quite as catchy, but this film seems to be a riff off "The Magnificent Seven." It will start shooting in April 2013.
That film, of course, is a remake of the Akira Kurosawa movie "Seven Samurai." To speak generally, both projects follow a group of seven warriors (samurai in "Seven Samurai," gunmen in "Magnificent Seven") who are hired by a group of villagers to protect them from invading bandits. It's an iconic tale, but it's easy to see how Sandler could spin it into a comedy. At least it's a bit different than what he's done recently,
As THR notes, the big news here is Sandler's shift to Paramount from Sony. The actor's last six films -- "Grown Ups," "Just Go With It," "Jack and Jill," "That's My Boy," "Hotel Transylvania" and the upcoming "Grown Ups 2" -- were all released by Sony, which is also the studio behind Sandler hits like "Click," "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," "50 First Dates," "Anger Management," "Mr. Deeds" and "Big Daddy." (Paramount released "The Longest Yard" back in 2005.) Per the trade, Sony is in the midst of some financial belt-tightening and allowed the project move to the rival studio.
Now that Boyd Tinsley is entering the movie business as producer of the indie "Faces in the Mirror," premiering Aug. 30 on SnagFilms.com, and the Dmb violinist has a few suggestions for who should play each member of the band.
"A young Tom Hanks would be a great Dave Matthews. That's the one that I could say definitively," Tinsley told us in an exclusive interview. "I hope Dave is flattered by that, and I hope Tom Hanks is too. I think they will be."
We think that casting choice is spot-on since the pair share a pretty close resemblance. However, with Matthews having his own acting career — he's appeared in "Just Go With It," "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" and
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