Adam Sandler signs exclusive 4-movie deal with Netflix
Movie star and comedian Adam Sandler announced Wednesday night that he signed an exclusive four-picture deal with Netflix.
Sandler announced the deal on his verified Twitter account.
“I tried to sign up for Netflix but this happened instead,” Sandler tweeted.
Netflix sent out an announcement shortly afterward.
“Under the deal announced today, Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions will work alongside Netflix to develop the four films and to premiere them exclusively to members in the nearly 50 countries where Netflix operates,” Netflix said. “Current studio film commitments are not included in this deal.”
Fans of the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member can’t get enough of his work, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement.
“People love Adam’s films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages -- everybody has a favorite movie, everyone has a favorite line -- not just in the U.S. but all over the world,” Sarandos said.
Sandler, jokingly, said the deal was simple.
“When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only. … Netflix rhymes with wet chicks,” Sandler said in a statement. “Let the streaming begin!”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
An attempt to reach Sandler’s publicist for additional comment was unsuccessful.
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