In 2019, Adam Sandler dazed and astounded movie buffs with his manic and charismatic role in Uncut Gems.
Sandler took on the role of Howard Ratner, an unruly gambling addict who gets caught up in the underworld of wealth. Sandler received critical acclaim for the role, which was quite a unique one for this comedy star.
Beyond moving into a dramatic role, this movie also saw Sandler move into the R-rated sphere. Of course, Sandler has done a few R-rated features in the past, though most of his comedic work falls under the umbrellas of PG and PG-13.
For his upcoming Netflix role, Sandler will be moving back into a more familiar PG-13 rating, though a far more unique genre.
The next movie that you can expect to enjoy Adam Sandler in is Hubie Halloween. The movie is under production over at Netflix. This Halloween horror-comedy is likely more comedy than horror and it won’t be too scary for younger audiences to enjoy as well.
According to Film Ratings, Hubie Halloween will receive a PG-13 rating due to “crude and suggestive content, language, and brief teen partying.”
Sounds about right for an Adam Sandler movie.
Let’s sit and think about Grown Ups or The Waterboy for a minute. Compare those to the upcoming Hubie Halloween and you can see that it is very much in the wheelhouse for Adam Sandler.
Hubie Halloween is set to revolve around Hubie DuBois, who is a strange, yet kind community volunteer who is often poked fun at by the citizens in his town.
What town, you ask?
Salem, Massachusetts, better known for its out-of-this-world Halloween celebrations.
Sandler is set to link back up with Steve Brill, who he has worked with before on films such as Mr. Deeds, Little Nicky, and Sandy Wexler. Sandler went beyond just starring in the film, though. In fact, he co-wrote the script and produced it under his production company, Happy Madison Productions.
The cast is filled with a notable ensemble, including Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Kenan Thompson, and Kevin James.
Many are worried about the industry-wide impact that COVID-19 has had, as many movies that were scheduled to come out this year never quite made it to the big screen or were pushed back. Luckily, we don’t have anything to worry about with Hubie Halloween.
The film began shooting last summer in Massachusetts and finished up a bulk of the work. They only did one day of pick-ups in Los Angeles earlier in July, though the production crew was quite small and all of them were tested for COVID-19 prior to coming on set.
Many fans are excited to see Adam Sandler reunite with a few of his former collaborators, including Steve Buscemi and Kevin James. Julie Bowen, who originally appeared with Sandler in Happy Gilmore back in 1996, will be making her return once again as well!
As of now, there is no hard release date for Hubie Halloween, though it will be dropping on Netflix.