Adam Sandler has signed on to topline the upcoming Netflix feature Hustle, which is being directed by We the Animals helmer Jeremiah Zagar.
Taylor Materne and Will Fetters penned the script, which centers on an American basketball scout who is unjustly fired after discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player abroad. The scout decides to bring him to the States to prove that they both have what it takes to make it in the NBA.
Sandler’s Happy Madison is producing the pic alongside LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment label and Roth/Kirschenbaum Films.
News of Sandler’s project comes a few months after the streaming giant announced it’s extending the deal with Sandler and Happy Madison Productions to make four more movies.
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