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Adam Sandler signs four-film deal with Netflix

Comedian and actor Adam Sandler has signed a deal to star in and produce four films that will be shown exclusively on video-streaming service Netflix.

The deal moves Netflix, which produces the Emmy-winning political thriller House of Cards and the comedy-drama Orange Is the New Black, further into original programming.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, said in a statement. "(Sabdler's) appeal spans across viewers of all ages - everybody had a favorite movie, everyone has a favorite line - not just in the U.S. but all over the world." 


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The four feature films from Sandler's company, Happy Madison Productions, will be shown in nearly 50 countries where Netflix is available.

Brooklyn-born Sandler, 48, started his career as a stand-up comedian before joining the NBC comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live.

His films include Big Daddy, The Wedding Singer, Grown Ups and this year's Men, Women & Children, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. - Reuters

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