Sandler on Netflix movie deal: ‘Because Netflix rhymes with wet chicks’

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Adam Sandler mugs for the camera during a stop at Baked Cafe in Manchester, NH, in July 2014.

MANCHESTER, NH – Hometown movie mogul and comedian Adam Sandler has inked an exclusive four-movie deal with Internet TV network/streaming movie site Netflix.

According to an announcement posted Oct. 2 on the Netflix public relations site, Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions will work with Netflix to develop four films and premiere them exclusively to members.

“When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only…. Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks,”” said Sandler. “

“I tried to sign up for Netflix but this happened instead…

According to the announcement, Sandler’s films have grossed more than $3 billion globally at the box office and made him one of the world’s top movie stars. He is among the few actors in the world whose films consistently rank among the most viewed by Netflix members in the U.S. and across its global territories from Brazil to the U.K.

Adam Sandler gets a high-five from Central HS graduate in 2010.
Adam Sandler gets a high-five from Central HS graduate in 2010.

Sandler, a graduate of Manchester Central High School and has shown up at graduation ceremonies in the past for his niece and nephew, began his career as a stand-up comedian and joined Saturday Night Live as a writer and featured player before starring in, producing and writing numerous films, including the box office smashes “The Wedding Singer,” “The Waterboy,” “The Longest Yard,” “Big Daddy,” “Anger Management,” “50 First Dates,” “Click,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2.”

Sandler has received critical accolades for his work in “Punch-Drunk Love,” “Reign Over Me,” “Funny People,” and two upcoming films, “Men, Women & Children” and “The Cobbler,” which premiered at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival.

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