Adam Sandler Stars in First Teaser for Basketball Drama 'Hustle' Produced by LeBron James

Adam Sandler costars with Utah Jazz player Juancho Hernangómez and Queen Latifah in the LeBron James-produced Netflix movie Hustle, out June 10

Adam Sandler is looking to inspire the next great basketball star.

The Uncut Gems actor, 55, stars in the first teaser trailer for Netflix's Hustle, a sports drama about basketball scout Stanley Sugarman, played by Sandler, who discovers a once-in-a-lifetime international athlete (played by real-life Utah Jazz star Juancho Hernangómez) with a troubled past.

According to an official logline, the scout "takes it upon himself to bring the phenom to the States without his team's approval."

"Against the odds, they have one final shot to prove they have what it takes to make it in the NBA," the synopsis adds.

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Adam Sandler in Hustle (2022). Netflix

In the trailer, Sandler's character asks the hopeful pro athlete, "Let's face it: It's you against you out there. When you walk on that court, you have to think, 'I am the best guy out there.' "

"So let me ask you again: Do you love this game?" he adds.

Hustle is produced by NBA star LeBron James and Sandler, and also stars Queen Latifah as Sandler's wife, plus Robert Duvall, Ben Foster, Jordan Hull, Maria Botto, Ainhoa Pillet and Kenny Smith. It's directed by Jeremiah Zagar.

Queen Latifah and Adam Sandler in Hustle (2022). Netflix

Sandler recently shared a behind-the-scenes photo working on another Netflix project, Murder Mystery 2 with pal and costar Jennifer Aniston. Sandler and Aniston are returning to their characters Nick and Audrey Spitz after the first film debuted on Netflix in 2019.

In one photo, Aniston, 53, and Sandler pose amid an ocean backdrop in Hawaii. The second shows a video of cast and crew milling about, including Sandler, who throws up two peace signs.

"Back to work with my buddy. #MurderMystery2," the caption read.

Hustle is on Netflix June 10.

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