Netflix special with Adam Sandler directed by Josh Safdie in the works
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Netflix special with Adam Sandler directed by Josh Safdie in the works

Actor and comedian Adam Sandler is making a new comedy special with Netflix. It’s been announced by the streaming service that the show will be directed by Josh Safdie, who has previously worked with Sandler.

This will be Sandler’s second comedy special and will serve as the follow-up to his 2018 show 100% Fresh. The actor and comedian will reunite with Safdie following their Uncut Gems film.

Sandler is currently under a deal with Netflix, which has seen the former Saturday Night Live cast member release a string of films, including Spaceman, Leo, You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah and Hustle.

It’s stand-up comedy that looks to have been of interest to Sandler, though and he spent much of 2023 on the road touring his most recent show.

Meanwhile, the Safdie brothers recently announced that they are splitting up as creative partners. The siblings had worked together on Uncut Gems, Good Time and Daddy Long Legs.

In an interview with Variety, Benny said of the split, “It’s a natural progression of what we each want to explore”, adding, “I will direct on my own, and I will explore things that I want to explore. I want that freedom right now in my life.”

The Safdies had been said to be reuniting with Sandler on a film taking place in the world of sporting memorabilia, but Benny has ruled himself out of the project and revealed that it is currently on pause.

Check out the trailer for Uncut Gems, the Sandler and Safdies collaboration, below.