Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider Join Adam Sandler's 'Sandy Wexler' (Exclusive)
Jennifer Hudson is starring opposite Sandler in the latest Netflix movie, which also will star Nick Swardson, Colin Quinn, Lamorne Morris and Arsenio Hall.
The gang is getting back together. Adam Sandler's next Netflix movie is rounding out the cast with a group of Sandler collaborators: Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn and Nick Swardson.
Lamorne Morris (New Girl) and Arsenio Hall are also joining the film.
Sandy Wexler will star Sandler as an L.A.-based talent manager who represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his new client, a talented singer named Courtney Clarke, whom he discovers at an amusement park.
As The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported, Jennifer Hudson will star as singer Courtney Clarke.
The '90s-set project is the third film in Sandler's four-picture deal with the streaming giant. Steven Brill, who helmed Netflix’s other Sandler movie The Do-Over, is directing the movie based on a script by Paul Sado, Dan Bulla and Sandler. Sandler is producing Sandy Wexler via his Happy Madison Productions banner along with Allen Covert. Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will executive produce.
The Do-Over, the second pic in Sandler's deal after The Ridiculous 6, was the most-watched film on Netflix in every territory of the world and remains in the top 10 in many countries, including the U.S.
James has collaborated with Sandler on several films, including Pixels, Grown Ups and sequel Grown Ups 2. His upcoming films include Netflix movie The True Memoirs of an International Assassin. He is repped by WME, Jeff Sussman Management and Schreck Rose.
Crews appeared in The Ridiculous 6 and previously starred in the Expendables franchise. He is repped by WME and 3 Arts.
Schneider starred in The Ridiculous 6 with Sandler, as well as Grown Ups, and has had a slew of uncredited appearances in Sandler films ranging from Mr. Deeds to Click. He is repped by ICM Partners and Primary Wave Entertainment.
Quinn also appeared with Sandler in Grown Ups and its sequel. His other recent credits include Amy Schumer's Trainwreck and the HBO series Girls. He is repped by APA and AGI Entertainment Media & Management.
Swardson appeared in both of Sandler's previous Netflix movies, The Do-Over and Ridiculous 6, and has been in several other Sandler films, beginning with 2006's Click. He is repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment and Stone, Genow.
Morris has played Winston Bishop on the Fox comedy New Girl since 2011. On the film side, he was most recently seen in Barbershop: The Next Cut. He is repped by Gersh, Principato-Young and Myman Greenspan.
Hall’s film credits include Black Dynamite and Coming to America. Also known for hosting The Arsenio Hall Show, he is repped by ICM Partners and Del, Shaw.