Adam Sandler wants to take you back to 1994, when Tower Records was still a booming business, Muscle Beach was the ultimate summer spot in L.A., and he was a promising rising star on “Saturday Night Live.”
It’s in front of this backdrop that Sandler brings us “Sandy Wexler,” his latest comedy about showbiz that takes place at the same time he was starting to make his name in it. (Watch the teaser trailer above.)
Sandler plays the titular lead, a dorky talent manager who struggles to handle the affairs of a handful of D-listers he’s somehow convinced to hire him. But his life changes when he meets Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), a talented singer whom he encounters at an amusement park. The film follows the highs and lows of their relationship over the next ten years.
“Sandy Wexler” is the third of four Sandler films that will be released exclusively through Netflix, following “The Ridiculous Six” and “The Do-Over.” The film is directed by Steven Brill and written by Sandler, Dan Bulla and Paul Sado. Joining Sandler and Hudson in the cast are Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn, Nick Swardson, Lamorne Morris and Arsenio Hall.
“Sandy Wexler” will be available on Netflix for your hatewatching pleasure April 14.