Adam Sandler has cast his films with his wife Jackie Titone and his daughters Sadie and Sunny for years, but now the youngest Sandlers will have their biggest roles to date in his latest film.
Sadie, 16, and Sunny, 13, are set to both earn $65,000 on their father’s coming-of-age comedy You Are SO Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah, according to legal documents obtained by The Blast.
Although the film’s roles haven’t officially been released yet, the documents also appear to confirm that Sadie will star as the lead character Stacy Friedman, while Sunny will play her sister Ronnie.
Family affair: Adam Sandler’s daughters Sadie (L; 16) and Sunny (R; 13) will be starring in his Netflix coming-of-age film You Are SO Not Invited To My Bar Mitzvah, for which they’ll earn $65K each, according to The Blast
The movie, which will be released on Netflix as part of Sandler’s lucrative deal with the streamer, is based on the popular 2005 Young Adult novel of the same name by Fiona Rosenbloom.
The book charts Stacy’s preparations for her Bat Mitzvah, where she hopes to get close to her crush Andy Goldfarb. But the ceremony seems on track to be derailed after her overbearing parents, and she utters the title phrase after walking in on her best friend Lydia Katz kissing Andy.
Adam and his wife Jackie don’t have the final say on whether their daughters can appear in the film, as The Blast notes that a judge will have to clear the two for the production since they are minors.
California law requires that contracts for minors be made public as means to cut down on the abuse of young performers.
Lead roles? Although the film’s roles haven’t officially been released yet, the documents also appear to confirm that Sadie will star as the lead character Stacy Friedman, while Sunny will play her sister Ronnie; seen with Sandler and wife Jackie in 2018 in NYC
Although the two will be making $65,000 for the film, they’ll stand to get an even larger payday if the movie is successful enough to garner a sequel, in which case they would be paid more than double, with $162,500 going to each young actress.
Rosenbloom has published a sequel, We Are So Crashing Your Bar Mitzvah, so there is potential a story ready to go.
The Sandler daughters will be on similar footing as their adult costars, meaning they will get a standard $60-per-day per diem, along with ‘business-class round-trip air transportation’ and ‘first-class hotel accommodations’ if they have to shoot scenes too far from their home.
The contract adds that the production ‘shall furnish the artist with a dressing facility for Artist’s private use’ with ‘first-class amenities.’
Sandler — whose Happy Madison company is producing the film — also seems to be looking out for his daughters’ welfare, as the contract stipulates that their likenesses won’t be used for anything potentially unsavory or controversial.
Step up: Sadie and Sunny would earn $162,500 per person if a sequel is produced, but a judge will need to sign off before they’re allowed to appear in the initial film due to California labor laws; Sandler seen October 1 in West Hollywood
‘Artist’s prior written consent shall be required for the use of artist’s name, voice or likeness in connection with merchandising and/or commercial tie-ins involving the following products: drugs, political or religious items, tobacco, real firearms (excluding toy firearms), feminine hygiene items, pornographic material, contraceptives, and other sexually oriented items, and gambling,’ the contract stipulates.
Sandler’s daughters have appeared in several of him films, including his 2020 comedy Hubie Halloween.
You Are SO Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah will reunite Sandler with his costar Idina Menzel, who played his wife in his critically acclaimed thriller Uncut Gems.
Traffic actor Luis Guzmán will round out the adult cast members, while Sandler’s wife Jackie will again join him on screen.
The film will be directed by Sammi Cohen, with Alison Peck handling the adapted screenplay.
Getting the hang of it: Sandler’s daughters have appeared in several of his films, most recently with 2020’s Hubie Halloween; seen in January 2020