Just a few days before the release of his latest film, The Do-Over, Adam Sandler has lined up another project.
STX announced Tuesday that Sandler and his company, Happy Madison Productions, have signed a deal for him to write, produce, and star in an untitled animated film. The Sandler project comes as STX, the company behind last summer’s sleeper hit The Gift and the upcoming Free State of Jones, looks to establish itself in the family enterainment arena.
“When we launched our new animation division, we said we would continue to seek out meaningful partnerships with long-term potential at our studio,” said Oren Aviv, the President and COO of STX’s Motion Picture Group, in a statement. “Teaming with Adam Sandler and Happy Madison is exactly the kind of quality relationship that further defines STX as a home for the world’s best storytellers.”
Sandler has seen recent success in the world of film animation with Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 combining to gross more than $825 million worldwide. Meanwhile, Happy Madison has produced the majority of Sandler’s films since it was founded in 1999, as well as TV projects that include ABC’s The Goldbergs and the upcoming Imaginary Mary.
The Do-Over, starring Sandler and produced by Happy Madison, will be released Friday on Netflix.