Adam Sandler & Netflix partner for The Spaceman of Bohemia
Though having returned to the world of goofier comedies with Hubie Halloween, Adam Sandler may just be ready for more awards-worthy material as he has signed on to star in Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Spaceman of Bohemia, according to Deadline.
Based on Jorslav Kalfar’s novel of the same name, the plot centers on an astronaut (Sandler) sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust, but instead finds his earthly life falling to pieces and must turn to one voice to help him put it back together, which happens to belong to a creature from the beginning of time lurking in his ship.
The script is set to be adapted by Colby Day in his feature debut with Johan Renck, the Emmy-winning eye behind the camera on HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries, set to direct the project. The drama will be produced by Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan and Michael Parets for Free Association, with Parets overseeing for the banner while Tim Headington, Lia Buman and Max Silva will oversee for Tango Entertainment and Ben Ormand, Renck and Barry Bernadi set to executive produce.
“As we prepare for our voyage to Chopra, I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the perfect partner in Adam,” Renck said in a statement. “And now, with the support of the brilliant Netflix family, I am profoundly excited to set off on our impossible journey.”
Sandler currently has a major multi-film deal in place with the streaming platform, which has delivered such hits as Murder Mystery and Hubie Halloween, and while he already has the sports comedy Hustle set up with Netflix, this may be an opportunity to see him recreate the acclaim of his serious performance from Uncut Gems on the service, though it’s also unclear if this will be eligible towards his recent four-film extension or act as a separate project from the deal.
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