First Details On Adam Sandler's New Netflix Movie, Hustle, Revealed

The new basketball flick is heavily stacked with lots of big names.


The ever-prolific Adam Sandler has another new Netflix movie on the way. Early details on Hustle indicate Sandler plays a down-on-his-luck NBA basketball scout who finds an incredible talent overseas and fights for his chances to join a team. The movie's genre has not yet been revealed, meaning it could be construed as a continuation of Sandler's drama turn in the thriller Uncut Gems--or it could be another goofball comedy.

The announced cast as reported by Deadline doesn't offer any further clues on which way the tone might be tipping: Rapper-actor Queen Latifah (22 Jump Street), Oscar-winner Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now), and Ben Foster (Leave No Trace, X-Men: The Last Stand) will co-star alongside Sandler. NBA player Juancho Hernangomez and sports commentator Kenny Smith also appear in the film, lending the film's world extra credibility. Along those lines: LeBron James is a producer.

Will Fetters (A Star is Born) and Taylor Materne (Dominoes) will co-write the script, and Jeremiah Zagar (We the Animals) will direct. Given the behind-the-camera talent involved, it perhaps seems more plausible that Hustle will be a drama--or dramedy.

In other Adam Sandler news, last week a news anchor who had a cameo in the new Hubie Halloween reported that she lost a job as a result of her role. Neither Netflix nor Adam Sandler have issued a response.

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