Adam Sandler has revealed that Netflix made him change a major plot element involving China in his new basketball-themed movie Hustle because the streamer doesn’t do business there.
In an interview with “The Dan Patrick Show,” Adam Sandler said the movie’s original plot saw his character traveling to China to find a new NBA star. But Netflix put its foot down, demanding the filmmakers change the country.
“It was written originally that I find a player in China and somehow, Netflix is not in China,” Sandler said. “So they were like, ‘Would you guys please make it that we find someone in Latin America or Europe?’ The next thing you know, I’m in Majorca [Spain]…[but] it was originally, ‘Find a player in China.’”
Hustle, which doesn’t have a release date, is co-produced by LeBron James through the NBA star’s SpringHill Entertainment company.