Adam Sandler Teams Up With ‘Chernobyl’ Director For New Netflix Drama
Adam Sandler is going to outer space! The actor is signed to star in the new movie “The Spaceman Of Bohemia” for his latest collaboration with Netflix. Emmy award winning Chernobyl director, Johan Renck, is going to direct the film.
Sandler, a much loved comedian, stunned many fans last year with his critically acclaimed performance in the movie Uncut Gems (2019). And while many fans wished to see him doing more serious roles in future, this outer space film seems promising enough to deliver just that.
The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Jaroslav Kalfar. “The Spaceman Of Bohemia” will presumably feature Sandler as Jakub Prochzka, a Czech astronaut who is sent to a location in space near Venus.
His mission is to collect samples of a mysterious intergalactic dust. This is a dangerous mission which no other space program on Earth wants to embark upon. But both Jakub and his country choose this mission to accomplish agendas of their own.
Czech Republic desires the opportunity to stand out on the world stage. And Jakub wants the opportunity to earn redemption for his family. Things start to spiral out of control when he winds up in depression after learning his wife is leaving him via video chat. And circumstances get even weirder when he begins hearing a mysterious voice inside his ship.
Adam Sandler had a massive holiday release just a few weeks ago with Netflix, Hubie Halloween (2020). He is riding on a career high with commerically successful as well as critically-acclaimed films like Netflix’s Murder Mystery (2019) and Uncut Gems (2019).
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Renck is best known as director of HBO’s limited drama series Chernobyl (2019). He has been in demand ever since he won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for Limited Series for his work on Chernobyl which also went on to win an Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series.
Renck’s other credits include Netflix’s Bloodline (2015), AMC’s Breaking Bad (2008) and History’s Vikings (2013). “As we prepare for our voyage to Chopra, I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the perfect partner in Adam,” Renck said. “And now, with the support of the brilliant Netflix family, I am profoundly excited to set off on our impossible journey.”
The Sandler and Netflix relationship has been going strong over the years since he first signed his major multi-picture deal back in 2015. Netflix has not announced a release date for the upcoming film yet.