George Clooney, Adam Sandler Board Noah Baumbach’s New Netflix Feature

George Clooney, Adam Sandler Board Noah Baumbach’s New Netflix Feature

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George Clooney and Adam Sandler will team up in a new Noah Baumbach movie for Netflix that’s still untitled, Variety has confirmed.

Baumbach co-wrote the script with actor Emily Mortimer, who also created the series “Doll and Em.” Baumbach is producing with Amy Pascal and David Heyman.

Under his exclusive deal with Netflix, Baumbach has already made “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” in which Sandler also starred, as well as the best picture nominee “Marriage Story,” with Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, and “White Noise,” adapted from the Don DeLillo novel and starring Drive and Greta Gerwig.

Clooney most recently directed “The Boys in the Boat,” which bows in theaters on Dec. 25, starring Joel Edgerton and Calum Turner. He’ll star with Brad Pitt and Amy Adams in Apple’s “Wolfs,” which is planned for a 2024 release with Jon Watts directing.

Netflix had no comment. The company’s film chief Scott Stuber had previously described the upcoming Baumbach film as a “funny and emotional coming-of-age story about adults.” It would mark Clooney’s first collaboration with Baumbach as a director, though the filmmaker has a screenplay credit on the actor’s animated Wes Anderson feature “Fantastic Mr. Fox.”

Sandler and Netflix have had a long-standing relationship. He recently provided the lead voice in the animated feature “Leo” and starred in “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah” and “Murder Mystery 2.”

Baumbach is repped by UTA, Clooney is repped by CAA and Sandler is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Deadline was first to report Clooney and Sandler’s involvement with the project.

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