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Adam Sandler, who is starring in broad comedy Hubie Halloween, is going to new space.
The actor is taking one of his offbeat turns, coming aboard to star in the untitled adaptation of Spaceman of Bohemia, a sci-fi novel by Czech author Jaroslav Kalfar.
Netflix has picked up the project that will be directed by Johan Renk, the helmer behind HBO’s acclaimed Chernobyl mini-series, and is written by Colby Day.
Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernann and Michael Parets are producing via their Free Association banner. Also producing are Tim Headington, Lia Buman and Max Silva for Tango Entertainment.
The 2017 book centres on a Czech astronaut that is sent on a mission to investigate a mysterious cloud of space dust near Venus. While on the eight-month mission, he is forced to face loneliness while also seeing his marriage fall apart. Things take a turn when he befriends a giant talking alien spider, who may or may not be a manifestation of his mental breakdown.
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