Adam Sandler and Netflix expanded a previous deal to release four additional movies for a total of eight on the streaming platform. The original collaboration was announced 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 films with Netflix included 2015’s western spoof The Ridiculous 6 and the 2016 spy-comedy The Do-Over. On April 14th, his Hollywood satire Sandy Wexler will be released and feature cameos from Chris Rock, Conan O’Brien, Judd Apatow and more.
Though Netflix doesn’t release their streaming numbers, the platform revealed that The Ridiculous 6 and The Do-Over are two of its most-watched original films. Sandler’s deal made him the first major film star to completely bypass theaters in favor of at-home viewing. Netflix is preparing a hefty collection of original films that will premiere exclusively with them instead of in theaters. This will include War Machine starring Brad Pitt, Okja starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Dee Rees’ Mudbound.
Outside of Netflix, Sandler is slated to star in Noah Baumbach’s Yeh Din Ka Kissa alongside Emma Thompson, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman.