Netflix and Adam Sandler had a pretty big hit on their hands with the comedy film ‘Murder Mystery‘
Even though critics were mixed on it, the general audience loved it. Back in June of 2019, Netflix reported that 30.9 million households watched the film in the first 72 hours, the biggest opening weekend for a film in the company’s history at the time.
And with that success comes sequels. It was reported this week that Jeremey Garelick has signed on to direct the sequel. The script for this sequel was once again written by James Vanderbilt, but it’s being reported that Garelick will do a polish on it.
A deal has not been closed to bring back Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston for this sequel, although sources say it’s close and everyone expects they will return.
Sandler played a cop and Aniston his wife in the original film, in which they went on vacation and got framed for the murder of an elderly rich guy.
We don’t know much about this sequel, but according to the reports, it’s set to film in Paris and the Caribbean, which will be hard for Sandler to pass up. We all know how much he loves a good destination shoot.
Netflix is fast-tracking this sequel, so it’s possible we could see a release date as early as summer 2022.
Back in 2011, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston teamed up together in the blockbuster comedy Just Go With It. The film received terrible reviews from critics (as to be expected with a recent Sandler film) but the audience loved it. It earned a total of $215 million worldwide on a budget of just $80 million.
Ever since then, they have been searching for the right project to team up again, and it looks like they have found one. Sandler and Aniston will star together in Netflix’s Murder Mystery.
“The story follows a New York cop (Sandler) and his wife (Aniston), who become prime suspects in the murder of an elderly billionaire while vacationing in Europe.”
Kyle Newacheck (Workaholics) is on board to direct the movie, which was written by James Vanderbilt. This will be Sandler’s sixth feature project with Netflix, but it will be Aniston’s first time working with them.
By the way, if you need more Sandler before this film is released, you can check out his upcoming Netflix comedy with Chris Rock titled ‘The Week Of‘ on April 27, 2018.
Jennifer Lawrence has been at the top of the World’s Highest-Paid Actress list for a while now, but this year she was dethroned by Emma Stone.
According to Forbes, the 28-year-old actress made $26 million pretax this past year. A large portion of that coming from her work on La La Land (which also won her a Best Actress Oscar) and her most recent film, Battle of the Sexes.
Second on the list is Jennifer Aniston, surprisingly. She earned a nice paycheck for her work in the film Yellow Birds, and she has several endorsement deals. If you’ve watched television lately, there is a strong possibility that you’ve seen her in a commercial or two. She made $25.5 million this past year.
Lawrence was third on the list with $24 million, thanks to her work in ‘Mother!’ and her longstanding deal with Dior. Melissa McCarthy came in at number four on the list with $18 million and Mila Kunis was at number five with $15.5 million.
Just last month, Stone talked about the gender pay disparity in Hollywood. She revealed that some of her male co-stars have taken pay cuts to ensure pay equality.
“That’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and fair. That’s something that’s also not discussed, necessarily — that our getting equal pay is going to require people to selflessly say, ‘That’s what’s fair,’ If my male co-star, who has a higher quote than me but believes we are equal, takes a pay cut so that I can match him, that changes my quote in the future and changes my life.”
Would you like another ensemble holiday film? No? Well, too freaking bad. Ensemble comedies are Hollywood’s version of socks for Christmas. No one really wants or needs them, but somehow they always end up on your feet.
Paramount Pictures will be providing the socks this year with the comedy Office Christmas Party. The first trailer was released today, and it honestly looks like the script just said, “Let’s hire a bunch of big stars, place them inside a huge office building and let them destroy sh-t for two hours. Also, throw in an animal using the restroom because that’s always funny.”
It makes me sad that I already hate this film because it has some talented people in it. T.J. Miller, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, etc. But still, we all know stuffing a movie with talent doesn’t always work. It’s like putting pizza, ice cream, grilled cheese, peanut butter & jelly and beer inside one pot. All those items work on their own, but things take a nasty turn when one side of your mouth is breaking down a slice of Swiss cheese while the other side bites down on some crunchy peanut butter.
Of course, I might just be in a bad mood right now. This film could be great. It’ll hit theaters December 9th. You can check out the synopsis and trailer below. Don’t let me ruin the party.
In OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, when the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.