‘Spaceman’: Paul Dano And Kunal Nayyar Joins Adam Sandler And Carey Mulligan In Netflix Film

The cast of Netflix’s next Adam Sandler film, Spaceman, is getting a little too good to ignore. Following the recent addition of Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan, now comes word from Deadline that she’ll be joined by her Wildlife director, Paul Dano, and The Big Bang Theory‘s Kunal Nayyar.

Directed by Chernobyl‘s Johan Renck, the film is an adaptation of Jaroslav Kalfar’s novel Spaceman of Bohemia. Sandler stars as “an astronaut sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust as he finds his earthly life falling to pieces. He turns to the only voice who can help him try to put it back together. It just so happens to belong to a creature from the beginning of time lurking in the shadows of his ship.”

So this is going to be pretty weird. Dano’s great at creepy, weird movies so this is perfect. He’s currently set to play Riddler in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, and recently joined Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film based on his childhood. This will be the first major big screen role for Nayyar following The Big Bang Theory‘s finale. He did have a couple of roles last year voicing Trolls World Tour and appearing in the family film Think Like a Dog.

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