The Grown Ups franchise star, Adam Sandler, kicked off his 2022 with the sports movie, Home Team. The genre seems to have caught his interest as he’s coming back with another sports drama this year.
Adam Sandler, like never seen before, is staring and co-producing the intense and motivational sports drama, Hustle. The other producer on the team is the basketball legend, LeBron James. One of the writers on the movie is Will Fetters – known for his work in the very emotional, A Star is Bron, starring Lady Gaga.
As reported on Netflix Tudum, “Behind the camera, Hustle is a team-up between two very different worlds: sports video games and Oscar contenders. The drama is co-written by Will Fetters, one of the scribes behind A Star Is Born, and Taylor Materne, who penned NBA 2k19 and 2k20. Filmmaker Jeremiah Zagar directs with Adam Sandler producing as part of Happy Madison’s overall deal with Netflix alongside producer LeBron James.”
This will be Sandler’s third time teaming up with Netflix after his two very successful ventures with the streaming giant – Uncut Gems (2019) and Hubie Halloween (2020).
The Netflix synopsis reads, “After discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player with a rocky past abroad, a down on his luck basketball scout (Adam Sandler) takes it upon himself to bring the phenom to the States without his team’s approval. Against the odds, they have one final shot to prove they have what it takes to make it in the NBA.”
Hustle Release Date
Hustle is set to release on June 10, 2022, on Netflix.
The teaser of Hustle gets straight to the point of the movie. Hustle is more than just love for basketball, it’s about passion, obsession, and wanting to be the best out there. The teaser is for sure to get anyone pumped up, especially if you are a basketball fan.
Check out the teaser below.
Adam Sandler will be leading the movie as Stanley Sugarman. Unlike his previous roles of funny and carefree adult, Sandler will be seen playing a serious and intense role of a basketball scout.
Juancho Hernangomez will be seen playing Bo Cruz, the exceptional basketball player discovered by Sugarman. Cruz seems to have past, that is holding him back from becoming the best of himself.
The rest of the cast members’ roles haven’t been confirmed yet, but we know there are multiple big names joining Sandler for Hustle including Queen Latifa as Sugarman’s wife, Ben Foster, Robert Duvall, Jordan Hull, and Andrea Sooch.
Other actors in the movie include Jon Collin Barclay as Hans Larsson, Maria Botto as Paola Cruz, Lyon Beckwith as Fruit Vendor at Market, David Hammond as Market Employee, Kendra Marie as Restaurant Patron, Scot Teller as Sports Agent, Oliver Morton as Oliver the Cyclist, Nicole Kornet as Basketball Assistant, Eddie Buck as Airport Traveler, Dona Gregorio as Flight Attendant, and Rob Jankowski as Customs Officer.
The team behind this movie is extremely intriguing for movie and sports lovers – and if you happen to be both, then Hustle is for you. With NBA players involved in the production, Hustle shouldn’t be one of those half-hearted inspirational sports movies, where the creators fail to portray the game accurately on screen. And with the support of a top-notch cast and writers, basketball lovers can get their stories across to an audience beyond sports enthusiasts.