"Do you love this game?" Sandler asks in the opening scene of the trailer for his latest film, Hustle. The freshly dropped promo teases not even 90 seconds of Sandler giving a motivational pep talk to a young basketball player over rapper Meek Mill's Ima Boss. It appears the newest Adam Sandler film is giving more Howard Ratner Uncut Gems vibe over Lenny Feder Grown-Ups. So what's the sitch on Hustle? Here's what to know about the actor's upcoming release.
Netflix's upcoming drop stars Sandler as Stanley Sugarman, a basketball scout living in Philly. He, while visiting Spain, comes across his newest basketball prodigy, Bo Cruz - an excellent player with a complicated past. Together, the duo travels back to Philly to prove Bo has what it takes to make it to the NBA - despite all the hurdles they may face along the way. Making his acting debut, playing the 6 foot 7 basketball player is Spanish NBA player Juancho Hernangómez, who is currently playing for the Utah Jazz. Joining Sandler and Hernangómez on the screen will be Queen Latifah as Sandler's love interest, former NBA player Kenny Smith and Mark Jackson, Robert Duvall, and many other NBA stars. Jeremiah Zagar will also direct the film with Sandler and LeBron James as co-producers. We're hyped to see maybe one of the greatest odes to basketball of all time.
In the upcoming sports drama, Netflix and Sandler worked together to produce a "love letter to the actor's favorite sport, basketball." For those who forgot, Sandler is regularly seen sitting court-side at Lakers games and playing pickup games with some of NBA's finest. During the Philly-centric film's production, Sandler was caught hooping in a star-studded pickup game with Trae Young, Tobias Harris, and more. We wonder who won?
Under Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, in 2014, the actor partnered with Netflix to produce a series of six Netflix original movies, and in 2020 the deal was extended for another four films. Sandler and his killer team are producing banger after banger, with Hustle as no exception. Make sure to catch Hustle on Netflix dropping June 10th - and get your game face ready.