Adam Sandler has struck a deal with Netflix to do four feature-length films. Known for its popular streaming service, Netflix has been gearing up to produce original content. By signing a major star with an enthusiastic fan base, the company is demonstrating how serious it is about its new venture.
With his characteristic humor, Sandler remarked in a statement: “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,” adding “Let the streaming begin!”
The big question is, how much is this deal costing Netflix? According to reports, the company is willing to invest the kind of money that normally goes into making Sandler’s movies, typically around 80 million each.
Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos talked about Sandler’s widespread appeal, saying, “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.”