Jennifer Hudson to star in Adam Sandler's Netflix movie 'Sandy Wexler' (Exclusive)

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Jennifer Hudson has signed on to star in Adam Sandler's next Netflix movie, and the Oscar-winner will be showing off her musical chops once again.

The 90s-set project, called Sandy Wexler, stars Sandler as the titular character, a talent manager working in Los Angeles, who represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, a talented singer named Courtney Clarke (Hudson), who he discovers at an amusement park.

Steven Brill, who helmed Netflix's other Sandler movie The Do-Over, is directing the film based on a script by Paul Sado, Dan Bulla and Sandler. Sandler is producing Sandy Wexler via his Happy Madison Productions banner along with Allen Covert. Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will executive produce.

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The film, part of Sandler's four-film deal with the streaming giant, will begin shooting in Los Angeles on August 2, and will premiere in all Netflix territories in 2017.

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Jennifer Hudson competes on stage during a taping of 'American Idol' Season 3 (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage)
Jennifer Hudson performs during Hollywood round of auditions for 'American Idol' Season 3 in October of 2003 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage)
Jennifer Hudson during 'American Idol' Season 3 - Top 12 Finalists Party - Arrivals at Pearl in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - MAY 26: American Idol contestants Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino, La Toya London and Diana DeGarmo perform on stage at the American Idol Season Three Grand Finale at the Kodak Theatre May 26, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 27: Singer Jennifer Hudson arrives to the Tiffany & Co. Launch of The 2008 Blue Book Collection at The Museum of Natural History on October 27, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - MAY 25: American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson arrives at the American Idol Finale: Results Show held at the Kodak Theatre on May 25, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 05: Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson arrives at the New Line Cinema's 40th Anniversary Gala at Fredrick P. Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on October5, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Jennifer Hudson accepts Best Actress award during BET Awards 2007 - Show at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage for BET Network)
Jennifer Hudson during 18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards New York - Inside at Marriott Marquis in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 06: Actress/singer Jennifer Hudson arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Secret Life Of Bees' at The Academy of Motion Arts & Sciences on October 6, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19: Singer Jennifer Hudson attends the 2009 Whitney Museum Gala at The Whitney Museum of American Art on October 19, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Jennifer Hudson backstage at Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 17, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Recording artist Jennifer Hudson visits SiriusXM Studios on September 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 04: Recording artist, actress and spokesperson Jennifer Hudson performs during the 2014 Philly 4th Of July Jam on July 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Jennifer Hudson performs during the Stand For School Equality Rally at Cadman Plaza Park on October 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Singer Jennifer Hudson attends the 2015 New York City Ballet Fall Gala at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Singer Jennifer Hudson attends DKNY Women's Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
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Two films from Sandler's deal have already been released: The Ridiculous 6, which Netflix stated was the most-watched movie on the platform in its first 30 days of availability; and The Do-Over, which opened in May.

Singer-actress Hudson, who started off as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for playing singer Effie White in 2006's Dreamgirls. Her recent credits include Spike Lee's Chi-Raq and 2013's Black Nativity. The Grammy winner was also recently seen in HBO's Confirmation with Kerry Washington, and made her Broadway debut in the revival of The Color Purple. Coming up, Hudson will also appear in NBC's special Hairspray Live!, playing Motormouth Maybelle. She's repped by CAA, Azoff Music Management and Ziffren Brittenham

Brill previously helmed Little Nicky and Mr. Deeds. He's repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment.

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