Hustle is Adam Sandler’s newest project in Happy Madison’s longstanding partnership with Netflix. But don’t expect this movie to be another one in Sandler’s well-known comedic archives. Like Uncut Gems, Hustle promises to err on the more dramatic side of Sandler’s (finally) maturing selection of characters. Apparently, the screenplay truly inspired Sandler. The star said he could relate a lot to the themes of “working hard his whole life and not getting exactly what [the character’s] goal was” and subjects of struggling to achieve a particular goal. Hustle is notably the first time Adam Sandler has played the role of a mentor on set as well, which is a new take for the actor.