Advertisement

Adam Sandler Sets New Netflix Comedy Special Directed by Josh Safdie

Adam Sandler has set a new comedy special at Netflix — this time directed by Josh Safdie.

The project continues Sandler’s string of collaborations with Safie, who co-directed him in 2019’s “Uncut Gems” alongside his brother Benny Safdie. Sandler also starred in the brothers’ 2020 short film “Goldman v. Silverman” and is set to lead an upcoming feature set in the world of sports memorabilia to be directed by Josh and produced by Benny, though the latter told Variety in January that the film was “on pause.”

More from Variety

Currently untitled, the special will be Sandler’s second at Netflix, following up on his 2018 set “100% Fresh” — which went on to receive a 90% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. Sandler has worked on numerous projects for Netflix: In 2023, he led the voice cast of the streamer’s animated musical comedy film “Leo” and starred opposite Idina Menzel in “You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah,” and in 2022, he played an NBA scout in Jeremiah Zagar’s “Hustle.” Sandler’s other Netflix projects include “Murder Mystery” (2019) and “Murder Mystery 2” (2023); “Hubie Halloween” (2020); “The Week Of” (2018); “Sandy Wexler” (2017); “The Do-Over” (2016); and “The Ridiculous 6” (2015) — serving as producer on each of these titles via his Happy Madison Productions banner. Happy Madison also produced the films “Father of the Year,” “The Wrong Missy” and “The Out-laws” for Netflix.

Aside from his collaborations with Sandler, Safdie is known for co-directing films with his brother such as 2009’s “Daddy Longlegs” and 2017’s “Good Time” starring Robert Pattinson.

Best of Variety

Sign up for Variety’s Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.