Apparently, you cannot get Netflix in China. Because of this Adam Sandler had to change a script, moving the entire location of a movie from China to Spain.

The movie, called Hustle, still has the plot described as:

A washed-up basketball scout discovers a phenomenal street ball player while in China and sees the prospect as his opportunity to get back into the NBA.

They will be wanting to update that. Sandler plays the washed-up scout who tries to revive his failing career by recruiting overseas talent to the NBA. In the final version of the movie he now finds a promising player from Spain, played by real-life Memphis Grizzlies forward, Juancho Hernangomez.

The movie also stars Ben Foster, Robert Duvall, Queen Latifah, Maria Botto, and Jordan Hull. It is being directed by Jeremiah Zager and written by Taylor Materne.

Recently on The Dan Patrick Show, Sandler said:

“It was written originally that I find a player in China and somehow, Netflix is not in China. So they were like, ‘Would you guys please make it so we find someone in Latin America or Europe?’ So the next thing you know, I’m in Majorca.”

Hustle will be Sandler’s seventh collaboration with Netflix. In 2014 the actor-comedian signed a production deal with the streaming platform. According to Netflix the partnership is working and bringing the readies home for both parties.

Netflix has seen huge growth in places like Japan, but is currently unavailable in places like China, Crimea, North Korea and Syria. At the moment, China is the world’s second largest economy after the US.

Last year, Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO said:

“We got turned down by the Chinese government several years ago. And we have not been spending any time on China in the last couple years, there’s so much opportunity for us in Asia, the rest of Asia – India, in particular, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and then all through Europe and Latin America.”

So it seems that even Adam Sandler has had to change his movies because of China.

There is no release date set for Hustle just yet, but it should be available in China in 75 years.

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