Adam Sandler is returning this year with a solemn sports drama, Hustle. LeBron James is helming the project as the producer, and we see new acting talent in the famous pro-basketball player, JuanchoHernangomez. In Hustle, we see the promise of watching Adam Sandler in a very different light altogether.
Usually, the character that Adam Sandler plays is fun-loving and carefree. But not in Hustle – his role is anything if funny. He plays the role of a basketball scout who seems to be well past his prime. The story is about him and a talent he discovers, trying to make it to the NBA regardless of all hurdles.
Adam Sandler’s Hustle – Plot
Hustle tells the story of a washed-up and unsuccessful basketball scout, Stanley Beren. He is almost entirely out of hope. But, fortunately for him, he meets a Spanish amateur basketball player when he is abroad. Although he has a pretty rough past, he is full of great potential.
With him, Stanley feels purpose again. Although his team denies approval, Stanley is set on bringing this prodigy with him and shaping him into someone who is born for the NBA. For Stanley, this amateur player represents hope.
Adam Sandler’s Hustle – What to Expect?
Adam Sandler’s role as Stanley Beren is more reminiscent of his character in Uncut Gems. The teaser reveals Stanley’s obsession to win, Bo’s hard work, and the dedication he puts into the game, thanks to Stanley’s very motivational speech, which looks quite promising.
There are obviously some greatly filmed basketball-related action sequences that are a feast for the eyes of sports lovers. Sandler’s monologue which is common in every other sports film is also intriguing. Adam Sandler and Netflix have been partners for quite some time now, with the former signing for about 4 movies with the latter.
None of his previous works with Netflix, be it Hubie Halloween, or Murder Mystery had proved to be satisfactory, and we expect Hustle to be the same.
Adam Sandler’s Hustle – Other Cast Members
Adam Sandler plays the role of scout, Stanley Beren, in his ninth movie with Netflix. The role of the amateur Spanish player Stanley Beren is none other than real-life NBA player JuanchoHernangomez. Everyone is quite eager to see Juancho’s skill in reel-life instead of real life.
Other cast members include Queen Latifa, Ben Foster, Jordan Hull, MariaBotto. There is yet another ex-NBA player on the cast, is Kenny Smith. With such a star-studded character, everyone is excited to see how Hustle works out.
Adam Sandler’s Hustle – Release Date
Netflix called Hustle the “love letter” to basketball. The sports drama, with Jeremiah Zagar helming the position of the director, is also one of the 2 major movies that Netflix will be filming with Adam Sandler. The movie holds much promise, both for the audience and Netflix itself.
Thankfully for Basketball fans, filming for the movie is long since over and the movie will be premiering on Netflix on 10th June 2022. Netflix announced this good news recently on all their social media handles.