Adam Sandler Movie Seeking Skilled Philly-Area Basketball Players

PHILADELPHIA — Adam Sandler has been bopping around the Philly are for some time now as he films an upcoming Netflix movie that’s all about basketball.

And now, the production is seeking Philly-area basketball players to work as extras on the movie.

“Hustle” is one of the latest Hollywood productions that has been filming in and around Philadelphia. The film is about a former basketball recruiter who tries to remake his career by bringing a player from overseas to play in the NBA.

Local casting agency Heery-Loftus Casting recently announced it is seeking highly skilled basketball players to be part of the film.

Those sought are men 18 to 30 years old.

Tryouts will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 18 at the Philadelphia 76ers field house in Wilmington, Delaware. Those interested should email

Tryouts are expected to last 45 minutes each but they could go longer based on turnout.

Those trying out should come dressed to play basketball.

According to the casting agency, filming will take place in the Philadelphia region from August to late September.

Anyone who is an NCAA player or prospective NCAA player will not be considered due to NCAA rules.

Those who are cast will be paid.

In addition to Sandler, the movie stars Queen Latifah, Robert Duvall, Ben Foster, former NBA player Kenny Smith, and Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry.

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