Hustle, the upcoming Netflix sports comedy-drama featuring Adam Sandler, will show him in a new light. The film, which Sandler and basketball legend LeBron James produced, is a “love letter” to the game and features real-life NBA player Juancho Hernangómez from Spain.
Will Fetters, a co-writer of A Star Is Born, and Taylor Materne co-wrote the film’s story about a former pro basketball scout (Sandler) who discovers a Spanish player (Hernangómez) who has the potential to make it to the NBA.
Directed by We the Animals’ Jeremiah Zagar with executive producers Materne, Judit Maull Dave Meyers Spencer Beighley Jamal Henderson, and Kevin Grady. Additionally, Sandler, Allen Covert, Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Zack Roth, Lebron James, and Maverick Carter are also producing the film.
This motivating sports film is going to be a hot topic, so here are all you need to know before you see it.
Hustle 2: Release Date
A 2022 movie video preview for “Hustle” appeared on Netflix, so it’s not like the company is attempting to cover it up. Contrary to popular belief, it is one of the company’s most high-profile releases of the year because of the success of Sandler’s films.
To arrive just as Netflix desperately needs some positive press to counter the reports about its continued financial difficulties is a pure chance on Netflix’s side.
Netflix will now begin streaming Sandler’s latest film on June 8, 2022, two days earlier than the original release date the streaming service announced back in February.
Any moviegoers who want to watch a new Sandler and basketball flick instead of another Chris Pratt and Blue the velociraptor adventure can check out this mid-budget, actor-driven feature that opens that week.
HUSTLE, directed by Jeremiah Zagar, premieres on June 10 🏀 pic.twitter.com/Hz6fiBMqIv
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) February 18, 2022
Who Will Be in the Cast of Hustle 2?
In addition to Adam Sandler, the next film has a slew of high-profile stars involved. Robert Duvall, Ben Foster, and Queen Latifah are all expected to star in the film, although their exact roles are being kept under wraps for the time being.
As a whole, Sander has assembled an impressive ensemble that includes a mix of seasoned pros and up-and-comers, as well as those who are directly employed by the NBA in some capacity.
If “Hustle” is to succeed, it won’t be as groundbreaking as Spike Lee’s “He Got Game,” but that doesn’t appear to be the intention anyhow. If nothing else, I’m pleased that Sandler is once again feeding the wolf that has been working harder lately to serve his audience that doesn’t appreciate his far-flung wide comedies.
IMDb has the full cast list, however, some actors haven’t been given official character names. The following is a complete list:
- Adam Sandler as Stanley Beren
- Queen Latifah
- Ben Foster
- Kenny Smith
- Juancho Hernangómez as Bo Cruz
- Raúl Castillo as Oscar
- Jordan Elizabeth Hull
- María Botto as Paola Cruz
- Heidi Gardner
- Robert Duvall
What Will Be the Storyline of the Hustle 2?
It centers around the relationship between Stanley Sugerman and Bo Cruz, two down-on-their-luck people. Bo Cruz is a streetball player from Spain who, together with his wife and little child, lives in abject poverty. Cruz is gifted, yet he is shackled by his circumstances.
Similarly, Sugerman is having difficulties, albeit in a different manner. In order to make it as a talent scout for the 76ers basketball club, he devotes all of his time and energy to his work.
He travels the world in search of talented players to bring back to Philadelphia. This is evident from his trailer: He continues to pursue his passion, no matter how many times he fails.
A few days later, Sugerman shows up in Spain, intent on scouting potential teammates for his Spanish national team. A chain-link fence surrounds the area where Bo Cruz performs, and that’s how he first sees the artist, in a less-than-ideal portion of the city.
Sugerman escorts Cruz back to his house and presents his offer of fame and money. When Cruz accepts, their issues intensify since the sudden shift in their life necessitates a deeper level of dedication than either of them had anticipated.
Cruz, despite his innate talent, is forced to push his body to its limits and learn to play in a more sophisticated manner because of the demands of the position. Eventually, Sugerman learns that achieving even greater heights of aspiration will necessitate even bigger price tags.
This couple is in the middle of an intense career and family rivalry that is putting a strain on all they hold dear. At times, Sugerman appears to play a supportive and role model role in Cruz’s life, encouraging him and delivering the occasional reality check he needs.
The Official Synopsis Is as Follows:
After discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player with a rocky past abroad, a down on his luck basketball scout (Adam Sandler) takes it upon himself to bring the phenom to the States without his team’s approval. Against the odds, they have one final shot to prove they have what it takes to make it in the NBA.
Hustle 2: Trailer
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Plot Based on Reality?
When Samantha, played by Jennifer Lopez in the film version of The Hustlers, devised her “marketing” strategy, which is more widely known as “fishing,” the film’s true plot is revealed. Constance Wu’s Roselyn Keo (aka Rosie) helped her master her routine.
Where to Stream Hustle?
Netflix will provide a streaming version of the film Hustle.
What Locations Were Used to Shoot Hustle?
Adam Sandler was cheered as he took a break from filming his Netflix comedy “Hustle” in Philadelphia.