Adam Sandler's new Netflix movie Spaceman adds Carey Mulligan

Dan Seddon
·2 min read
Photo credit: Focus Features
Photo credit: Focus Features

Promising Young Woman's Carey Mulligan will play Adam Sandler's wife in an upcoming Netflix movie.

Based on the Jaroslav Kalfar novel The Spaceman of Bohemia, this project (simply titled Spaceman) features the Sand Man in dramatic territory once again following 2019's heart-pounding hit Uncut Gems.

Deadline confirmed Mulligan's casting, who just so happens to be up for an Academy Award next week.

Photo credit: Focus Features
Photo credit: Focus Features

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Spaceman follows an astronaut sent to the galaxy's edge on a solo mission to collect ancient dust particles, but he soon finds his earthly life falling to pieces.

The only thing available to lend an ear? A spider who's made a home on his spaceship – Eight-Legged Freaks this isn't, there'll be plenty of existentialism in the air.

Meanwhile, Emmy-winning Chernobyl director Johan Renck will be calling the shots on this one, from a screenplay adapted by Colby Day.

Photo credit: Michael Kovac - Getty Images
Photo credit: Michael Kovac - Getty Images

Related: How to watch Promising Young Woman online in the UK

It's been a fruitful few months for Mulligan, and in Digital Spy's four-star review of Promising Young Woman, we wrote: "Promising Young Woman is, of course, a movie unto itself and despite its thematic similarities to The Assistant, it tells a different story via different characters in a very different way.

"This way – with brash pop-culture aesthetics – may not be for everyone, and it may even lose some of the most ardent fans as it meanders through its nearly-two-hour runtime.

"But stick with it. Promising Young Woman is a different type of revenge drama, more akin to the schadenfreude of Titus Andronicus than Kill Bill. And while it may at first make you sceptical, the final third will have you on the edge of your seat."

Promising Young Woman is available to watch on Sky Cinema and NOW.

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