George Clooney, Adam Sandler Team With Noah Baumbach On Netflix “Coming-Of-Age Film About Adults”

Here’s a project I don’t think anyone could’ve seen coming. George Clooney and Adam Sandler are set to star together, for the first time I think, in a new Netflix comedy from Noah Baumbach. Deadline has news on the untitled film, which is part of Baumbach’s exclusive deal with Netflix.

Baumbach is, of course, coming off his co-writing gig with Greta Gerwig on Barbie, which made a few dollars this year. As for this new film, it’s being described as a “funny and emotional coming-of-age film about adults”, directed by Baumbach from a script he co-wrote with actress Emily Mortimer. That descriptor could cover just about all of Baumbach’s previous work, which includes The Squid and the Whale, Greenberg, and While We’re Young. He last directed an adaptation of White Noise for Netflix. His other films for the streamer include Marriage Story and  The Meyerowitz Stories.

Sandler is also under an exclusive Netflix deal. He most recently voiced the title lizard in Leo, and starred in Murder Mystery 2 and You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah for them this year.

Coming up for Clooney is his rowing biopic The Boys in the Boat, which arrives this Christmas.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.