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New Netflix Adam Sandler basketball comedy holds tryouts

In January 2020, Adam Sandler extended his deal with the streaming service Netflix to make four more films with the company, continuing a relationship that has proven lucrative for both the Hollywood actor and Netflix alike. Last year it was confirmed that users of the streaming service have watched over two billion hours of Adam Sandler films, making him likely the company’s hottest property. 

News of the actor’s latest comedy offering has also been released in the form of a casting call for a talented basketball player to appear in his upcoming film, Hustle. Shared via social media, the casting call stated that the film is seeking “highly-skilled basketball players” aged between 18-30, with tryouts taking place in Delaware.

Produced by Adam Sandler and legendary basketball player LeBron James, who is soon to appear in Space Jam: A New Legacy, Hustle, which is currently in development with fellow actors Queen Latifah, Robert Duvall and Ben Foster. Sandler is expected to star as “an American basketball scout who is unjustly fired after discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player abroad. He then decides to bring the player to the U.S. to prove that they both have what it takes to make it in the NBA”.

One of two dramas currently in development with Netflix, Sandler will also star in an adaptation of the sci-fi novel Spaceman of Bohemia alongside co-stars Carey Mulligan and Paul Dano. According to recent interviews, Spaceman is set to follow “an astronaut (Sandler) sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust who soon finds his earthly life falling to pieces. He turns to the only voice who can help him try to put it back together which just so happens to be a creature from the beginning of time lurking in the shadows of his ship”.