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Adam Sandler Inks Exclusive Four-Film Deal With Netflix

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 19: Adam Sandler attends the premiere of the film 'Blended' (German title: 'Urlaubsreif') at CineStar on May 19, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Target Presse Agentur Gmbh/Getty Images)
Photo: Target Presse Agentur Gmbh/2014 Target Presse Agentur Gmbh

A few days after announcing their unusual plan to release the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel the same day it premieres in select IMAX theaters, Netflix is shaking things up in the film world yet again: On Thursday, the streaming-video service announced it has inked a deal with Adam Sandler to have him produce and star in four films to be made available exclusively on Netflix. “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!” To his credit, Sandler seems to recognize that a lot of his recent films might have been better off going straight to VOD. (Pour one out for Blended, guys.)

Adam Sandler Inks Four-Film Deal With Netflix