If critics and fans gave a collective shrug once the credits rolled on last year’s Ridiculous Six, it in no way quelled Netflix and Adam Sandler’s enthusiasm for new, original, and flat-out bonkers content.
Next in line to tumble off the platform’s bustling production slate – and, specifically, Sandler and Netflix’s five-picture deal – is The Do-Over, the actor’s buddy cop comedy that has Sandler stretch his action (acting?) muscles as Max, a hapless bank manager who finds his pitiful life “turned upside down when a friend from his past manipulates him into faking his own death and taking off on an adventure.”
Joining forces with his childhood friend Charlie (David Spade), the pair decide to hit the hard reset button, fake their own deaths, and make a beeline for the sunset to start an entirely new life. It all may sound well and good on paper, but today’s full-length trailer for The Do-Over reveals just how much trouble the pair soon find themselves in, where the low-key shootouts and sly one-liners begin arriving thick and fast.
For the buddy cop picture, Sandler has assembled a crew of familiar faces, including Paula Patton, Kathryn Hahn, Luis Guzman, Michael Chiklis, Sean Astin, Catherine Bell, Natasha Leggero and Nick Swardson. That familiarity extends behind the camera, too, where Steven Brill (Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds) is directing.
Adam Sandler’s buddy comedy will go toe-to-toe with the Rayburns when both The Do-Over and Bloodline season 2 make their bow on Netflix come May 27. The question now is, which one will you be watching?