'Hustle': 5 things about the LeBron James-produced sports drama starring Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler's love for basketball isn't news, but the fact that he's teamed up with Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James to produce a new sports drama with basketball as the central focus is. 'Hustle' is the latest on the roster of sports dramas that have been steadily released over the last few months. The trailer made waves when NBA stars — Boban Marjanović, Anthony Edwards, Trae Young, Jordan Clarkson, Khris Middleton, Aaron Gordon, Kyle Lowry, Seth Curry, Tobias Harris, and Matisse Thybulle were all seen making appearances in the flick.
The film is the latest piece of content that has an NBA player involved in the making of the movie. Previously, it was Kevin Durant's Apple TV+ drama 'Swagger' starring Isiah Hill and O'Shea Jackson Jr that garnered positive reviews. 'Hustle' follows a former basketball scout who tries to resurrect his career by signing a player with a rather difficult past to play in the NBA. Here's a quick primer about the much-anticipated drama ahead of its premiere.
When will 'Hustle' release?
'Hustle' is slated to release June 8, 2022 on Netflix.
Who's in the movie?
Adam Sandler leads the way as Stanley Sugarman, a former basketball scout. Also joining the cast are queen Latifah as Teresa Sugarman, Ben Foster, Robert Duvall, Juancho Hernangómez as Bo Cruz, Ainhoa Pillet, Kenny Smith, Silas Graham, Lenjo Kilo, Marcus Delpeche, Malcolm Delpeche, Raúl Castillo as Oscar, Jaleel White, and Heidi Gardner.
What is 'Hustle' all about?
The official logline reads, "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."
Jeremiah Zagar helms the film based on the screenplay by Taylor Materne and Will Fetters. Sandler serves as one of the producers alongside LeBron James.