Starring Adam Sandler in the lead, Hustle is one of the biggest films of 2022 on Netflix. Recently, Sandler’s co-star revealed what was the hardest scene to shoot in the film and his answer has caught viewers off-guard.
Directed by Jeremiah Zagar, the sports drama sees Sandler as a jaded basketball scout who decides to revive his career by going to Spain to look for the next big NBA talent. He comes across Bo Cruz, an aspiring basketball star who, despite his turbulent family life, has immense potential to shine.
Real-life Utah Jazz player Juan Herangomez starred as an aspiring basketballer. He was incredibly impressive as the hopeful star while showing off his incredible skills on the court.
Herangomez’s answer about the hardest sequences to shoot came off as incredibly surprising. One would expect the player to find comfort in the basketball scenes. Turns out, the player found those the hardest to shoot.
“I mean, I’m used to playing basketball but it was hard doing it over and over again and then waiting 30 minutes to change cameras. I’d sit down and have to warm up all over again. The stopping and starting was strange,” revealed the player.
Herangomez found the scenes strenuous and tedious and admired, “that was the toughest part of the movie. I would rather do [scenes of] sitting at a table in a restaurant — more acting.”
Zagar and his DP, Zak Mulligan cited Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull as a “model” inspiration for the basketball sequences.
Herangomez had a pretty difficult time it seems as he once had to shoot an admittedly “crazy” scene as Bo Cruz playing while donning construction boots as Adam Sandler looks on.
The movie also stars Robert Duvall, Ben Foster, Queen Latifah, Heidi Garner, Kenny Smith and Jordan Hull.
Stream Hustle on Netflix now.