Adam Sandler, who’s going to spend the next few years producing original films for Netflix, has assembled a huge cast for his first attempt – a “comedic spin on ensemble westerns like The Magnificent Seven” called Ridiculous 6.
According to the Wrap, here’s the list of stars set to appear in the film:
Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz, Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell, Lavell Crawford, and Vanilla Ice.
Here’s more from the Wrap on the specific roles:
Insiders describe the roles as follows: Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast. Nolte will play Sandler’s long-lost father; Parnell a bank manager; Lovitz a wealthy industrialist and Cummings his flirtatious wife. Forte and Trejo will play the leaders of rival gangs, while Buscemi will play a local jack-of-all-trades. In a fun bit of casting, Shelton (who just hosted “Saturday Night Live”) is in line to play Wyatt Earp, while Vanilla Ice has been tipped to play Mark Twain.
Production is set to begin next month.
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 27, 2015
Sandler and Netflix announced their big agreement last October, will Sandler signed on to produce and star in four original films that will premiere exclusively on Netflix.
“People love Adam’s films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages — everybody has a favorite movie, everyone has a favorite line — not just in the US but all over the world,” said Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos at the time the deal was announced.
And when he says people love Adam Sandler movies and watch them again and again, he’s not just blowing smoke. He knows they do, and that’s one of the main reasons Netflix would even consider this type of deal. It’s Big Data, and it’s what Netflix has, is, and will continue to operate based on.
Last week, Netflix announced a similar, four-film agreement with Mark and Jay Duplass.
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