Jennifer Hudson Takes the Female Lead in Adam Sandler’s Next Netflix Comedy

“Sandy Wexler” will start streaming in 2017

Jennifer Hudson has been cast as Adam Sandler‘s next love interest.

The Oscar winner will star opposite Sandler in Netflix’s romantic comedy “Sandy Wexler,” the streaming service announced Wednesday.

Sandler’s third movie with Netflix follows Sandy Wexler (Sandler), a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business.  His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Hudson), a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park.

Steve Brill (“The Do-Over”) is directing while Happy Madison is producing. Sandler is a co-writer on the script with Paul Sado and Dan Bulla. Sandler will also produce alongside Happy Madison Productions’ Allen Covert, who is also a frequent actor in Sandler movies. Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will executive produce.

“Sandy Wexler” is scheduled to begin shooting in Los Angeles on Aug. 2 and will start streaming in all Netflix territories in 2017.