Netflix is once again is teaming up with Adam Sandler after his massively successful two movies with the streamer Uncut Gems and Hubie Halloween. Instead of comedy, we once again will see Sandler in a dramatic role in Hustle, this time as a sports agent that discovers a basketball diamond in the rough on the streets of Madrid. The Netflix Original Hustle is coming in June 2022.
Netflix’s Hustle will be directed by Jeremiah Zagar who received several awards and nominations for his 2018 film We the Animals. The script for Hustle was written by Taylor Materne (NBA 2K20, Dominoes) and Oscar-nominee Will Fetters (A Star is Born, The Best of Me).
The movie will be produced by Sandler’s Happy Madison production company along with LeBron James and his SpringHill Entertainment company as well as Roth/Kirschenbaum Films. Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s Hustle:
When will Hustle be released on Netflix?
Thanks to the release of the teaser trailer we can now confirm that Hustle will premiere on Netflix worldwide on Friday, June 10th, 2022.
What is the plot of Hustle?
The plot of Netflix’s Hustle will follow Adam Sandler’s Stanley Beren, a down-on-his-luck basketball scout who, while abroad, discovers a generational talent with a rocky past. Without his team’s approval, he decides to bring the phenom back with him, giving them both one last shot to prove they are NBA-worthy. Here’s the official logline for Hustle:
After being fired, pro basketball scout, Stanley Beren, is excited, for the first time in a very long while, when he serendipitously discovers Spanish amateur baller, Bo Cruz, playing in a park outside Madrid. Fueled with new-found purpose, Stanley makes it his mission to groom Bo for the NBA as he believes they both can make it.
Who is cast in Hustle?
Adam Sandler was attached as the lead actor for Netflix’s Hustle since May 2020. Sandler will be playing Stanley Beren, a pro basketball scout who had been fired, but discovers a new talent abroad and is trying to make his way back into the NBA. Netflix’s Hustle will join several other sports-centered movies in Sandler’s career as he is a huge sports fan himself.
Sandler’s in-film protege, Bo Cruz, will be played by real-life Spanish basketball player Juancho Hernangomez, who will have his first acting role in this movie. Oscar nominee Queen Latifah (The Equalizer, Taxi, Chicago) will also star in Hustle and will be the main female lead. Also in the movie are Oscar winner Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies, Apocalypse Now, The Judge), Ben Foster (Hell or High Water, Warcraft), Jordan Hull (The L-Word: Generation Q), Maria Botto (Risen, Mad Dogs), Ainhoa Pillet and Kenny Smith (Black-ish).
The rest of the cast along with Hernangomez and Queen Latifah was announced by Netflix in October 2020 along with the first look at the main trio.
The cast of HUSTLE—starring Adam Sandler as a basketball scout who discovers a player abroad with a rocky past—just got better. Queen Latifah, Robert Duvall, Ben Foster, Juancho Hernangomez, Jordan Hull, Maria Botto, Ainhoa Pillet & Kenny Smith join Sandler in the upcoming film🏀 pic.twitter.com/JKM5UOsEoI
— Netflix Tudum (@NetflixTudum) October 19, 2020
What is the production status on Hustle?
Current production status: Post-production (Last updated: 03/07/2021)
Netflix’s Hustle entered production in October 2020 in Philadelphia, US, and wrapped later in the year. During the production we got another good look at Sandler and Queen Latifah filming an evening scene:
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