‘Happy Gilmore 2’ Starring Adam Sandler Ordered from Netflix

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Netflix has officially ordered a sequel to Happy Gilmore and fans are more than excited.

The streaming giant announced at its upfront presentation to advertisers that it was indeed going to be bringing a Happy Gilmore 2 with Adam Sandler to the platform to reprise his famous role.

The 1996 comedy, written by Sandler and Tim Herlihy, is one of Sandler’s most notable films to date.

The story tells the tale of an ice hockey player who channels his anger into winning pro golf tournaments.

Netflix's "Hustle" Philadelphia special screening at Philadelphia Film Center on June 07, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 07: Adam Sandler attends Netflix’s “Hustle” Philadelphia special screening at Philadelphia Film Center on June 07, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Netflix)

Netflix has not released any details about the storyline or writer and director.

Sandler previously told the Dan Patrick Show that the film was in development. “Dude, we’ve been talking about a Happy 2 and we’re working on some stuff… But don’t tell anybody.”

Drew Barrymore also teased the announcement on her talk show lately saying “This just in, I have breaking news…. I’ll just say this, from my source, that [Happy Gilmore 2] is in process.”

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Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler attend the Los Angeles Premiere Of Netflix's "Murder Mystery 2" held at Regency Village Theatre on March 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 28: Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler attend the Los Angeles Premiere Of Netflix’s “Murder Mystery 2” held at Regency Village Theatre on March 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

Christopher McDonald, who starred in the first film, stated “I saw Adam [Sandler] about two weeks ago, and he says to me, ‘McDonald, you’re gonna love this,’” McDonald said during a radio interview. “I said, ‘What? ‘ He says, ‘How about that,’ and he shows me the first draft of Happy Gilmore 2.’”

As of now, Sandler has a $250 million Netflix deal with the actor-comedian producing eight titles for the steaming service.

His most recent was the well reviewed teen comedy You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah which premiered on Netflix last August.

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