Brad Pitt and Adam Sandler are set to team up for a new Netflix film which hails from “Marriage Story” and “The Squid and the Whale” filmmaker Noah Baumbach.
The New York Post broke the story, citing an industry source who says the project is in early development and has been green lit. Plot specifics of the movie, and even a genre of the release, are under wraps. The film will fall under Baumbach’s exclusive multi-year deal to make movies for the streamer, which began in January 2021.
The project comes after a rough time for at least two of the talents involved. Pitt had a solid action hit with “Bullet Train” this Summer, but his recent period drama “Babylon” has been a box office bomb domestically.
Baumbach’s most recent film, the over $100 million budgeted “White Noise,” scored very mixed reviews, little awards chatter and was just released today on Netflix with little to no fanfare. Baumbach, however, has a guaranteed hit on the way with the “Barbie” movie which he is co-writing.
Sandler most recently starred in “Hustle” for Netflix that was released back in June. The film scored very positive reviews with praise for Sandler’s dramatic performance.
Sandler and Baumbach previously teamed on Netflix’s “The Meyerowitz Stories”, and Sandler will next be seen in a sequel to his 2019 Netflix hit “Murder Mystery” which was shot in Hawaii and Paris earlier this year.