Adam Sandler’s Happy Gilmore Movie Sequel Lands at Netflix

On the heels of announcing a Will Ferrell comedy series about the action-packed sport, Netflix is teeing up even more golf course hijinks, as the confirmed home of Adam Sandler’s Happy Gilmore 2 movie sequel.

The streamer announced the movie pickup as part of its Upfront presentation to advertisers on Wednesday, affirming that “Adam Sandler will reprise his iconic role in a brand-new movie, Happy Gilmore 2.”

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It was original Happy Gilmore nemesis Christopher McDonald, via a March radio interview, and then Drew Barrymore, somewhat randomly, who first got the Happy Gilmore 2 buzz going. During an April episode of Barrymore’s syndicated daytime talker, she received — in real time, via text — confirmation from Sandler that a sequel script was in progress.

Sandler co-wrote the original 1996 motion picture and also starred as the titular Happy Gilmore, a lovable loser who only ever wanted to be a professional hockey player. But when Happy discovers he actually has a talent for playing an entirely different sport, golf — and after his grandmother learns that she will lose her home unless she ponies up $270K for the IRS — he joins a golf tournament to try and win enough money to save the day.

The Happy Gilmore cast also included Christopher McDonald as a rival golfer, Julie Bowen as Happy’s love interest, the late Frances Bay as Grandma and the late Carl Weathers as retired pro “Chubbs” Peterson, while the late game show icon Bob Barker had an instantly iconic cameo as himself.

Are you looking forward to seeing Happy Gilmore hit the links again?

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