Adam Sandler’s Netflix film “Hustle” will hold a temporary basketball trial at the 76ers Arena in Wilmington
If someone tells you that you look like an NBA player-and you have a solid set of skills on the basketball court-you may be able to play an extra role in the upcoming Netflix movie “Hustle”.
The film began production in the Philadelphia area last fall and was co-produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions and SpringHill Entertainment, a production company founded by NBA superstar LeBron James and his close friend Maverick Carter. Roth/Kirschenbaum Films is also a co-producer.
The casting call sent out this week is looking for “highly skilled basketball players” between the ages of 18 and 30 to participate in the trial at the 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware, from 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday, July 18
Hustle Hoops Casting and Heery-Loftus Casting, the teams behind the event, stated that they are looking for background talents to play the role of NBA players. The agency added that their top priority is to hire locals in the Philadelphia area. Facebook posts indicate that there may be more actors asking for “hustle and bustle” before returning to the area later this summer and autumn.
In terms of what they are looking for, this is a pretty high standard. The best man they want is 6’5” or higher, and has a “long, thin, and strong” appearance. The talent level should be equivalent to the previous D1 or overseas players.
Anyone currently participating in or planning to participate in the NCAA is not eligible for this role. This includes people over 18 who want to play college basketball next season. If they appear in this movie, they will be disqualified.
The trials are expected to last 45 minutes or more, and participants are required to get dressed and prepare for the competition. There is no need to reply or sign in, but some personal information will be collected at the gym on the day of the event.
Since the gym is rented for most of the morning and afternoon, Hustle Hoops Casting suggests that not everyone shows up at 9 am. There is no charge for trial training, 76ers Fieldhouse provides parking spaces, located at 401 Garasches Lane in Wilmington. No audience is allowed.
The selected players will be recalled to the Philadelphia area for shooting from the end of August to around September. Additional fees will be paid as standard movie background fees.
“Hustle” will be played by Adam Sandler as Stanley Belen, a struggling NBA scout who tries to revive his career by bringing troubled overseas prospects to the United States. The prospect is played by the Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juan Joe Hernangomez, who will make his debut.
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The script was written by Taylor Materne (“NBA 2K20”, “Dominoes”) and Will Fetters (“The Birth of a Star”, “The Best Me”). Jeremiah Zagar (Jeremiah Zagar) will assume the directorship after the release of the highly acclaimed movie “We The Animals” in 2018. Zagar has local ties to Philadelphia, where his mother owns Eyes Gallery, an art space on South Street. His father Isaiah Zagar (Isaiah Zagar) is the artist behind the magic garden.
In recent years, Sandler has embraced his love of basketball, including his outstanding performance with Kevin Garnett in the Safdie Brothers’ 2019 crime thriller “Uncut Gems”. Netflix has signed with Happy Madison to produce four more movies.
Last October, Sandler passed Purchase a few guitars from DiPinto Guitars in Fishtown. Hustle’s film crew appeared in Girard College, the Italian Market, and 13th Street and Market Street in the central city.The scene was also shot in Chester and Camden in Coatesville, New Jersey
The release date of “Hustle” has not yet been determined.