Adam Sandler to star in Netflix’s The Spaceman of Bohemia adaptation
Staff Reporter | On 27, Oct 2020
Adam Sandler is getting back into Uncut Gems mode with his latest film, an adaptation of The Spaceman of Bohemia.
The untitled drama is based on Jaroslav Kalfar’s novel, which was first published in 2018. Set in the near-distant future, it follows a Czech astronaut as he launches into space to investigate a mysterious dust cloud covering Venus, a suicide mission sponsored by a proud nation. Suddenly a world celebrity, Jakub’s marriage starts to fail as the weeks go by, and his sanity comes into question. After his mission is derailed he must make a violent decision that will force him to come to terms with his family’s dark political past.
The book is being adapted for the screen by Colby Day and has Emmy-winning Chernobyl helmer Johan Renck at the helm. Channing Tatum is also on board as a producer, alongside Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan and Michael Parets for Free Association. Ben Ormand, Renck and Barry Bernardi will 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.”
The deal marks yet another Netflix project in the pipeline for Sandler, who has a multi-picture deal with the streamer. While those have involved comedies such as the recently released Hubie Halloween, this new project marks a return to Uncut Gems-like waters, with a more serious role. Sandler is also set to star in Netflix basketball film Hustle.