Netflix orders sequel to Murder Mystery
After drawing in record viewership for the streaming service, Netflix has announced that a Murder Mystery sequel is in the works with James Vanderbilt in negotiations to return to pen the script and with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston expected to return, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
When an NYC cop (Adam Sandler) finally takes his wife (Jennifer Aniston) on a long-promised European trip, a chance meeting on the flight with a mysterious man (Luke Evans) gets them invited to an intimate family gathering on the Super Yacht of elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince. When Quince is murdered, they become the prime suspects in a modern day whodunit.
Murder Mystery co-stars Luke Evans (The Alienist, Beauty and the Beast) and features a global ensemble cast including Gemma Arterton (Their Finest, The Girl With All the Gifts), Luis Gerardo Mendez (Club de Cuervos, Time Share), Shioli Kutsuna (Deadpool 2), David Walliams (Little Britain, Dinner for Schmucks), Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick, Four Lions), John Kani (Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther), Olafur Darri Ólaffson (The Meg, True Detective), with César Award winner Dany Boon (R.A.I.D. Special Unit, Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis), and Academy Award nominee Terence Stamp (Miss Peregrine’s, The Limey).
Though receiving mixed reviews from critics, the best-reviewed of his first-look projects with Netflix, the film brought in 31 million viewers within the first 72 hours of debuting, marking one of the biggest opening weekends for Netflix as well as the biggest viewership for a Sandler-Netflix project.
Murder Mystery is directed by Kyle Newacheck (Game Over, Man!, Workaholics) and written by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spiderman, White House Down, Zodiac). The movie comes from Happy Madison, Engame Entertainment, Vinson Films, Denver and Delilah Productions, and producers Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, Tripp Vinson, James D. Stern, Jamie Vanderbilt, and Charlize Theron.
The movie is currently streaming on Netflix.