Sandler and Rock’s The Week Of gets a trailer
VOD News | On 02, Feb 2018
Adam Sandler and Chris Rock are reuniting this spring for a new Netflix comedy, The Week Of – and the first trailer for the movie gives us a taste of what to expect.
The comedy tells the story of a devoted, middle class father (Adam Sandler) determined to pay for his daughter’s wedding, despite the prodding of the wealthier father of the groom (Chris Rock). A series of calamities forces the dads (and their families) to come together and endure the longest week of their lives.
“Adam Sandler and Chris Rock are cornerstones of the Netflix comedy family and we are over the moon about these two legends reuniting to give our members worldwide a healthy dose of the hilarity that they have been creating together for years. Similar in the romantic comedy tone of Sandler’s most recent film Sandy Wexler, this film will be the perfect vehicle for Sandler and Rock and their millions of fans around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, when the project was first announced.
The Week Of premieres Friday 27th April on Netflix. Here’s the trailer:
Adam Sandler teams up with Chris Rock for fourth Netflix film
26th April 2017
Adam Sandler is teaming up with Chris Rock for his fourth Netflix original film.
Titled The Week Of, the comedy will be directed by Happy Madison regular Robert Smigel. Sandler and Rock, who previously worked together on Grown Ups, will reunite to play the two fathers of a young couple about to get married. The movie will follow the week leading up to the wedding, with the daughter of Sandler’s character getting ready to be hitched to the son of Rock’s character.
Sandler and Allen Covert will produce, with Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy on exec-producing details. Sandler has also co-written the script with Smigel, who has previously played characters in the comedians films and was also a writer on Grown Ups.
As well as a reunion in front of the character, it’s also a double reunion for Netflix. After three previous Sandler originals, which have seen people around the world stream over 500 million hours of the comedian’s work, the online giant has already ordered another four movies from the Big Daddy star. Netflix has also Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories, which stars Sandler and is about to premiere at Cannes. Netflix has recently inked a deal with Rock too, spending around $40 million for the exclusive rights to Rock’s return to stand-up for the first time in almost a decade.
“Adam Sandler and Chris Rock are cornerstones of the Netflix comedy family, and we are over the moon about these two legends reuniting to give our members worldwide a healthy dose of the hilarity that they have been creating together for years,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos told Deadline. “Similar in the romantic comedy tone of Sandler’s most recent film Sandy Wexler, this film will be the perfect vehicle for Sandler and Rock and their millions of fans around the world.”
The Week Of will premiere on Netflix worldwide in 2018. Filming with begin on Long Island this summer.