Adam Sandler's First Movie at Netflix is 'Ridiculous 6' with Huge Cast
Back in 2012, news surfaced of a developing comedy at Warner Bros. Pictures from Adam Sandler called Ridiculous 6. However, last fall, that project was revealed to be dead. But when the project was nixed, we actually thought there was a good chance the film would get revived as part of Sandler's new deal with Netflix to star in and produce four original films for the streaming service. And now The Wrap has learned that Ridiculous 6 will indeed be Sandler's first movie for Netflix through his Happy Madison production banner, and he's assembled a huge cast of his usual suspects, but also some satisfying talents too. Read on!
The film will star *takes breath* Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz, Vanilla Ica, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell and Lavell Crawford. Whew, that's a lot of mediocre talent along with some solid comedians and actors. The title refers to a group of half-brothers with Sandler playing a man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews will play his half-brothers, but the sixth has yet to be cast.
As for the rest of the cast, Nolte is playing Sandler's estranged father, Parnell will play a bank manage, Lovitz is a wealthy industrialist (that should be funny) with Cummings as his flirty wife, Trejo leads a rival gang and Busemi plays a local jack-of-all-trades. And in the weirder part of the casting news, Shelton will play Wyatt Earp and Vanilla Ice is playing Mark Twain, who is surely turning over in his grave. As a comedic take on The Magnificent Seven, this sounds somewhat interesting on paper, but we all know how Sandler moves go, especially ones with all his friends. We don't know who's directing yet, but maybe this could actually turn out to be a good comedy. Thoughts?