The first movie in Adam Sandler's groundbreaking deal with Netflix has been revealed as the comedy Western Ridiculous 6. Sandler will star in the movie alongside an impressive ensemble that is headlined by Taylor Lautner, singer Blake Shelton, stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings and Nick Nolte. Ridiculous 6 is the first of four movies Happy Madison is creating exclusively for streaming on Netflix.
Other Happy Madison regulars appearing in the movie include Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice. Also expected to appear in secondary roles are Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell and Lavell Crawford.
While Netflix had no official comment on the Ridiculous 6 cast, they did confirm that it will be Adam Sandler's first feature film for the company, and that production starts in February. Frequent collaborator Tim Herlihy wrote the screenplay alongside Adam Sandler, with the story described as a spoof of The Magnificent Seven. Sandler will star as a man who grew up an orphan raised by an Indian tribe. Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews will play his half-brothers, with a final half-brother yet to be cast. Nick Nolte will play Sandler's long lost father, Chris Parnell will take on the role of a bank manager, with Jon Lovitz starring as a wealthy industrialist. Whitney Cummings will play Lovitz' flirty wife. Forte and Trejo are playing the leaders of rival gangs, and Buscemi will be featured as the town's jack of all trades. Blake Shelton will play real-life Western legend Wyatt Earp, while Vanilla Ice is set to play Marl Twain.
Ridiculous 6 was originally set up at Sony and Paramount before Adam Sandler signed his new deal with Netflix. The other three movies under this lucrative deal with be announced in the next few months.