LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s production company, SpringHill Entertainment, solidify yet another major deal with Netflix. The company along with Roth/Kirsschenbaum Films will co produce the movie Hustle together—directed by Jeremiah Zagar.
The film features Adam Sandler playing an American basketball scout who’s unjustly fired from his position and happens to stumble across a “once in a lifetime” player while traveling abroad. The plot thickens as Sandler hopes to convince the player to come to America where the both of them can prove their talents in the NBA.
This is the first film SpringHill has produced with Netflix but not their first project with the streaming service. In 2019, SpringHill partnered with Netflix in the series Top Boy and also earlier this spring in Self Made a scripted series inspired by the life of Madam CJ Walker.
Although it is still unknown when production for Hustle will begin due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re looking forward to Springhill’s most high-profile movie to date: Space Jam 2– set to release July 16th 2021.
In the meantime, we can highly expect Hustle to feed our love for the game with some comedic relief as well. There’s a possibility we may also catch Sandler cameoing his skills on the court too. Not only is he a die-hard Knicks fan but his game on the court speaks for itself. Here’s a reminder of what he can do below. Don’t sleep on his skills.