Adam Sandler has tapped Chris Rock for an upcoming Netflix film, The Week Of. Sandler recently expanded his Netflix streaming deal with four more new movies.
Frequent Happy Madison collaborator Robert Smigel will direct The Week Of, a comedy where Sandler’s character’s daughter marries Rock’s character’s son. The film will follow the week leading up to the wedding. Smigel and Sandler co-wrote the film, which will be the fourth installment of Sandler’s first Netflix deal.
“Adam Sandler and Chris Rock are cornerstones of the Netflix comedy family and we are over the moon about these two legends reuniting to give our members worldwide a healthy dose of the hilarity that they have been creating together for years,” Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told Deadline. “Similar in the romantic comedy tone of Sandler’s most recent film Sandy Wexler, this film will be the perfect vehicle for Sandler and Rock and their millions of fans around the world.”
Netflix recently revealed that Sandler’s films released on the platform as part of their exclusivity deal have been some of their most-watched original films. So far, he has released the western spoof The Ridiculous 6, the spy-comedy The Do-Over and the Hollywood satire Sandy Wexler, which was released earlier this month. Sandler’s deal made him the first major film star to completely bypass theaters in favor of at-home viewing.
Smigel, Sandler and Rock have all been working with one another since Saturday Night Live. Smigel co-wrote Grown-Ups, a comedy that co-starred Rock and Sandler alongside David Spade and Kevin James.