Netflix and Adam Sandler expanded on a previous deal to release four additional movies for a total of eight on the streaming platform. The initial collaboration and idea was created in 2014.
“Love working with Netflix and collaborating with them,” Sandler said in a statement, via Variety. “I love how passionate they are about making movies and getting them out there for the whole world to see.” Sandler’s first two movies with Netflix contained 2015’s western spoof The Ridiculous 6 and the 2016 spy-comedy The Do-Over. On April 14th, his Hollywood satire Sandy Wexler is going to be released and feature cameos from Conan O’Brien, Chris Rock, Judd Apatow and more.
Though Netflix does not release their streaming numbers, the platform has shown that The Ridiculous 6 and The Do -Over are two of its most-watched movies. Sandler’s deal made him the first leading film star to totally avoid theatres in favor of an at-home viewing experience. Netflix is preparing for a major release of original movies that will premiere alone with them instead of in theaters. This includes War Machine starring Brad Pitt, Okja starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Dee Rees’ Mudbound.