‘The Ridiculous 6’ Trailer: Adam Sandler Heads Out West (to Netflix)
This Western is called The Ridiculous 6, named for a band of outlaws who share a common father. Their leader is Sandler, of course, but their ranks also include such unlikely members as Twilight’s Taylor Lautner, Deuce Bigalow’s Rob Schneider, and The Expendables’ leading Old Spice enthusiast, Terry Crews. The stacked cast list doesn’t end there, though; the film also stars Luke Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Norm MacDonald, Danny Trejo, Nick Nolte, Will Forte, Steve Zahn, David Spade, Jon Lovitz, Vanilla Ice, and John Turturro as baseball pioneer Abner Doubleday, in what will no doubt be a measured and factually accurate portrait of the sport’s early days.
That’s a pretty incredible cast, but Sandler has worked with some incredible casts in the past and those movies haven’t turned out too well (Pixels was no slouch in the co-stars department; in that one he worked alongside Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, and Q*bert). Ridiculous 6 is the first film in Sandler’s new deal with Netflix; he’s set to star in four original movies for the streaming service. (A deal Sandler claimed he signed “for one reason and one reason only. Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks.” So there you go.) What’s that they say about insanity being the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result? Well I’ve been going to Adam Sandler movies, hoping they’d return to their past glory days, for a long time.
Here’s the official plot description from Netflix:
“After his long-lost outlaw father returns, Tommy “White Knife” Stockburn goes on an adventure-filled journey across the Old West with his five brothers.”
The Ridiculous 6 debuts on Netflix on December 11.