Sandler & Rock’s ‘Week’

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Exactly one year after we first wrote about it, Netflix’s ‘The Week Of’ – reuniting Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, and co-starring fellow ‘SNL’ alum Rachel Dratch — will debut tomorrow, April 27.

The two comedy giants previously starred together in The Longest Yard (2005), Grown-Ups (2010), and Grown-Ups 2 (2013).

In the new two-hour movie, Sandler and Rock play the respective clashing fathers of a daughter and son about to marry each other. Steve Buscemi  also stars. Longtime SNL writer Robert Smigel co-scripted with Sandler, and Smigel also directed, his first time ever for a scripted movie.

The Week Of marks Sandler’s fourth movie for Netflix, following The Ridiculous 6 (2015), The Do-Over (2016) and Sandy Wexler (2017). He is contracted for another four films, as well.

Rock is also no stranger to Netflix, with appearances including the recent Tamborine stand-up special, and a role in Bill Murray’s A Very Murray Christmas (2015).

All of the preceding are still available to Netflix subscribers.

To see Sandler and Rock in their other films together, you can rent Grown-UpsGrown-Ups 2 and The Longest Yard from $2.99 each at various sites.

Netflix subscribers will be able to stream The Week Of at Netflix.com/theweekof starting tomorrow.

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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