Adam Sandler and Netflix have a pretty special connection. We all know this. He’s produced several movies for the streaming giant, and in return, they’ve provided him with millions of dollars.
And their love affair is still going strong to this day. It was just announced this week that Sandler and Netflix would team up again to bring the basketball dramedy ‘Hustle‘ to life.
Sandler plays an American basketball scout who, after being unjustly fired, discovers a talented player abroad and decides to bring him to the U.S. to prove that they both have what it takes to make it in the NBA.
The script was written by Taylor Materne and Will Fetters. Filmmaker Jeremiah Zagar is on board to direct.
Sandler’s Happy Madison, Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, and LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment are producing the pic.
That’s right, LeBron James will be a producer on the film, and it’s likely (depending on when filming takes place) that he serves as a consultant. After all, who knows basketball and hustle more than James?
No word on when filming will take place, considering everything is being delayed due to the pandemic, but we will keep you posted.