Adam Sandler just signed on for a four-movie deal with streaming entertainment content provider Netflix. After the company’s major successes with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, the company has continued expanding their development of original content.
Only a few days ago the company announced that they would be releasing a sequel to Ang Lee’s epic, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon–the first of several major films backed by Netflix to all be released on the same day next August.
Sandler’s response to the deal:
“I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only . Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks. Let the streaming begin!!!!”
Seriously–that’s what he said.
Do you know how much Sandler’s reportedly going to make for each movie?
FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS.
Netflix has taken some big risks over the last few years that have had some incredible payoffs for the company’s growth, but this seems questionable. Then again, Sandler’s movies have been some of the most viewed–and repeat viewed–movies on Netflix. This all makes sense when you’re considering the stand-up comedian’s nostalgic hit releases like Big Daddy, Waterboy, and Billy Madison, but lately they’ve all been duds. Blended, starring Sandler alongside Drew Barrymore, only banked 4.4 million, and Forbes recently slotted Sandler as Hollywood’s “most overpaid actor,” estimating that “for every dollar Sandler was paid on his last three movies, the films returned an average of $3.40.”
As Sandler gets older, his potty jokes get cheaper, so unless Netflix has some brilliant ideas for a rebrand or a handful of fabulous scripts like Punch Drunk Love, we’ll remain suspect of the project.
Adam Sandler just scored a four-movie deal at 15 million a pop with Netflix. Will you be watching? Click here…