On Friday, Netflix announced that, like Adam Sandler before, the Duplass Brothers were being handed a four-picture deal with the company--but with that reveal came a subtle slight. Like parents who love their happily married, successful son more than their daughter that is Adam Sandler in drag doing a funny voice, Netflix has clearly picked favorites, noting that, "The reason we do things like the Adam Sandler deal is so we can do things like [Duplass films]."
So, hearing this, Sandler has responded like so many scorned black sheep before him: by continuing to make terrible choices and surround himself with likewise irredeemable pariahs who aren't helping him at all.
According to The Wrap, Sandler is bringing in the likes of Vanilla Ice, Taylor Lautner, and NBC's Whitney--along with his usual, terrible sidekicks Rob Schneider and Nick Swardson--for Ridiculous 6, the comedy Sandler has long planned as a way to turn The Magnificent Seven into something that makes people visibly angry.
Sandler will reportedly play an orphan who grew up in a Native American tribe alongside brothers Lautner (already an experienced Native American brother and also werewolf), Schneider, Luke Wilson, Terry Crews, and a yet-to-be-cast but similarly degraded actor. Also among the cast: Nick Nolte, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Will Forte, Jon Lovitz, Dan Aykroyd, and Steve Buscemi. As this is a period piece, country star turned Maroon 5 auxiliary chum Blake Shelton will play Wyatt Earp, while Vanilla Ice will play the racially-challenging writing icon of a different generation, Mark Twain.
Production begins next month, but it's not yet clear when we can finally add this to whatever the opposite of a Netflix queue is.