Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Lines Up New Adam Sandler Project 'The Week Of'

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Lines Up New Adam Sandler Project 'The Week Of'

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Netflix said on Tuesday Adam Sandler and Chris Rock will star in The Week Of, a Netflix Original set to begin production in Long Island, New York, this summer.

Rock and Sandler last starred together in the Grown Up films (pictured) and will play fathers in the run-up to their children's marriage.

Saturday Night Live writer-producer Robert Smigel will direct. Sandler and Smigel co-wrote the screenplay and Sandler and Allen Covert will produce through Happy Madison Productions. Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will serve as executive producers.

The Week Of marks the fourth film in Happy Madison Productions' original deal with Netflix that was extended recently to include an additional four features.

Netflix claims Sandler's first three films in the deal - The Ridiculous 6, The Do-Over, and new release Sandy Wexler - are three of the biggest film releases ever to launch on the service, although the company does not disclose viewership numbers.

"Adam Sandler and Chris Rock are cornerstones of the Netflix comedy family and we are over the moon about these two legends reuniting to give our members worldwide a healthy dose of the hilarity that they have been creating together for years," Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said. …

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