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."
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