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?
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
SLOTH on Jan 26, 2015
Worth it just for Rob Schneider and Jon Lovitz
TheOct8pus on Jan 26, 2015
Brian Sleider on Jan 26, 2015
Dude. Vanilla Ica. Can't wait.
Nick Sears on Jan 26, 2015
Etna Anferton always proofs hs work real good.
RJmacready on Jan 26, 2015
Ridiculous 6 or Hateful 8....that's a no brainer. Was anyone else a tiny bit put off by the label of "mediocre talent"? Sure some of these typical Sandler actors don't put all their effort in his movies, but looking back at the list (besides the comedians) a lot of them have had good to great performances in other movies. Idk, just sounded a bit arrogant.
JBroti on Jan 26, 2015
Dear Adam Sandler, Please stop making me feel ashamed every time I remember your good movies. They are really getting dwarfed by your epically horrible movies. Thanks, Me Firstshowing - Whats a bank manage?
MaqueeStalker on Jan 26, 2015
I can smell the toilet humor already
Joker's hideout on Jan 26, 2015
Netflix has money to waste.
CoosCoos on Jan 26, 2015
Quite the cast. Did he go through all his blackmail material to get all these people?
HarryFiddleSticks on Jan 26, 2015
AWESOME-O is the CEO of Netflix?
Miguel Garay Boszeta on Jan 26, 2015
Damn fine cast, for the most part. Honestly, I'd rather see him stick to more dramatic roles these days. I think he's much more effective there than in comedy. I was impressed after Punch Drunk Love.
grimjob on Jan 26, 2015
That was a looooooong time ago, and his role in that 9/11 film kind of negates it.
MattPeloquin on Jan 26, 2015
The first thing I thought of was "Holy shit, Steve Zahn is still alive?"
Crooked Mile on Jan 27, 2015
Actually sound good on paper and the cast and roles do match.
mariusica on Jan 27, 2015
It was an old one, just the first one that showed me he could do something else. Never saw Reign Over Me.
grimjob on Jan 27, 2015
I'm with you that I wish he'd show more range rather than just dicking around with his friends over and over again.
MattPeloquin on Jan 27, 2015
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