Actor and comedian Adam Sandler has reached a deal with Netflix to make four new movies for the global streaming service.
Adam Sandler has become one of the biggest draws on Netflix, according to the company.
He built his career on movies such as Grownups and The Water Boy.
Sandler’s Murder Mystery, co-starring Jennifer Aniston, ranked the streaming service’s most popular title in the United States in 2019.
It is one of six movies he has made for Netflix with his company, Happy Madison Productions, since 2015.
His upcoming projects for Netflix include Hubie Halloween co-starring Kevin James and Julie Bowen.
And an animated feature film that Sandler will write and star in as a voice actor.
Netflix is counting on original movies such as Sandler’s to help it compete with new rivals.
Particularly Walt Disney Co, which has been removing its films from Netflix and taking them to its own Disney+ streaming service.
Earlier, Netflix animated holiday movie Klaus has been watched 30 million times around the globe during its first month.
Klaus lands among the streaming service’s most-watched original movies.
Klaus, a story of how Santa came to be, Netflix’s first original animated film.