There are two types of people in the world. There are people who hear “Adam Sandler” and think of his reign as the late ’90s king of slapstick comedy. And then there are people who think of his rare but effective turns in dramatic fare like Punch Drunk Love and, most recently, Uncut Gems. That latter group is getting a meal this year, as Sandler is suiting up for Hustle, a basketball drama he co-produced with a guy by the name of Lebron no-last-name-necessary.
The movie follows Sandler as a washed up NBA scout who discovers some promising talent while on a trip to Spain. The new guy, played by real-life Utah Jazz forward Juancho Hernangómez, might just be Sandler’s ticket back to the big leagues — but they’ve both got some skeletons in the closet they’ll have to overcome first. Can they make it work? Only if they hustle.
It’s being directed by Jeremiah Zagar (We the Animals) and also stars Queen Latifah, Ben Foster and a huge roster of NBA players. It’ll drop on Netflix this June.