Adam Sandler’s ‘Happy Gilmore 2’ has officially been confirmed for Netflix

Fuck you people, this is golf! The beloved 1996 golf comedy Happy Gilmore is getting the sequel treatment from Netflix, with original star Adam Sandler returning.

The streamer confirmed the film during its advance screening to advertisers Wednesday afternoon in New York

Sandler starred in and co-wrote Universal Pictures’ “Happy Gilmore,” which was directed by Dennis Dugan. The sports comedy remains one of Sandler’s most popular films.

He plays Happy Gilmore, a hockey player with anger management issues who discovers he also has a talent for golf. Happy joins the golf tour circuit to earn money to save his grandmother’s house and encounters an arrogant pro named Shooter McGavin, played by Christopher McDonald. The supporting cast also included Julie Bowen and Carl Weathers.

MacDonald first sparked rumors of a sequel in March, when he revealed that Sandler pulled the first draft of the film during an unexpected tour.

“I saw Adam [Sandler] “About two weeks ago, he said to me, ‘McDonald, you’re going to love this,'” McDonald said. ‘You said what?’ He said, “How about that,” and he showed me the first draft of “Happy Gilmore 2. Maybe you should cut that.” [of this audio] Because I don’t want to be a liar, but he showed me that, and I thought, “Okay, that would be cool.” So, it’s a work in progress. The fans are demanding it, damn it!

“Happy Gilmore” grossed nearly $40 million at the worldwide box office in 1996, helping establish Sandler as one of the biggest comedy stars of the decade.

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