Adam Sandler Is Officially Making 'Happy Gilmore 2' at Netflix (UPDATE)

The comedy classic was released in 1996.

Adam Sandler in 'Happy Gilmore' wearing a blue t-shirt and khakis, doing a hockey-style golf swing
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Adam Sandler in 'Happy Gilmore' wearing a blue t-shirt and khakis, doing a hockey-style golf swing

UPDATED 5/15, 10:15 p.m. ETNetflix confirmed Wednesday that a sequel to Adam Sandler's 1996 comedy classic Happy Gilmore has been green-lit. The 57-year-old is returning as the preternaturally gifted, ultra-profane golfer.

Variety reported the announcement was made at the streamer's upfront presentation.

'HAPPY GILMORE 2' is officially in the works at Netflix.

Adam Sandler is set to return for the role.

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Christopher McDonald, who played Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, revealed in a March interview with Audacy’s 92.3 The Fan that Sandler recently showed him a first draft for Happy Gilmore 2 when they ran into one another.

Drew Barrymore, Sandler's multi-time co-star, also confirmed the existence of a screenplay for Happy Gilmore 2 the following month.

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Drew Barrymore has revealed that Adam Sandler has a screenplay ready for Happy Gilmore 2.

On The Drew Barrymore Show, the actress announced that Sandler has written a screenplay for the sequel to the 1996 film. According to Barrymore, she had sent a video to Sandler of herself watching Billy Madison with her daughter and that led to conversations about Happy Gilmore 2

“I want it. I need it. And I stayed up last night with my daughter watching Billy Madison,” Barrymore said in the video. “I sent Sandler a video of that, and then he sent me another video back, and I’m waiting to see if he’s confirming about the Happy Gilmore 2 script.”

Barrymore—who co-starred with the Sandman in 50 First Dates, The Wedding Singer, and Blended—then gestured to her phone to confirm that the movie was in fact happening. “This just in, I have breaking news. I’ll just say this, from my source, that it is in process,” she said. 

She added, “There is a process, and that process is in process.”

Happy Gilmore was released in 1996 and tells the story of an ice hockey player who develops a liking to golf and participates in a tournament to keep his grandmother's home from going into foreclosure. The film was a box office success earning $39 million on a $12 million budget.

Last month, Christopher McDonald, who starred in the first film, revealed a first draft has already been written.

“I saw Adam about two weeks ago, and he says to me, ‘McDonald, you’re gonna love this,'” the actor said in an interview with Audacy’s 92.3 The Fan. “I said, ‘What?’ He says, ‘How about that?’ and he shows me the first draft of Happy Gilmore 2.”

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