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Adam Sandler to Star in 4 Movies —for Netflix

It's latest deal announced as Netflix shakes up the industry
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2014 9:45 AM CDT
Adam Sandler to Star in 4 Movies —for Netflix
Actor Adam Sandler arrives at the premier of the film "Men, Women & Children" during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

(Newser) – Netflix has scored another big movie coup: Adam Sandler will star in four movies, made by his production company Happy Madison, that will debut exclusively on Netflix. In addition to no theatrical run, the films won't require a "studio middleman facilitating the deal," Entertainment Weekly reports. "When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only: Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks," Sandler said in a statement. Netflix was a bit more restrained: "People love Adam's films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages—everybody has a favorite movie, everyone has a favorite line." Netflix also announced recently that it snagged a big film sequel. (Read more Netflix stories.)

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