After co-starring in a pair of Grown Ups movies together, Adam Sandler and Chris Rock are teaming up again to star in the Netflix comedy THE WEEK OF, which will mark the fourth and final film in Sandler’s first four-picture deal with the streaming service, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
Sandler’s frequent collaborator Robert Smigel will direct from a script they co-wrote together. Sandler and Allen Covert will produce for Happy Madison, while Tim Herlihy and Barry Bernardi will serve as executive producers. Production will star this summer in Long Island.
The Week Of will chronicle the hectic week leading up to a wedding between Sandler’s daughter and Rock’s son. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a juicy comedic premise to me.
Sandler’s films are consistently among Netflix’s biggest performers, and not only did the streaming service renew its deal with Sandler, but they also picked up Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories, in which he stars alongside Ben Stiller.
Meanwhile, Netflix is also invested in Rock, having paid for roughly $40 million for a pair of upcoming comedy specials — a deal that surely came as a blow to HBO, which aired his earlier specials.
Netflix recently released Sandler’s latest comedy Sandy Wexler, and The Week Of is expected to debut in 2018. Don’t confuse it with HBO’s similarly titled The Night Of, as they couldn’t be more different.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief