After his acclaimed work in Uncut Gems, Adam Sandler might need another awards-friendly role within the works. He has signed on to star in Netflix’s untitled drama based on Jaroslav Kalfar’s novel The Spaceman of Bohemia

With the Emmy-winning Chernobyl helmer Johan Renck whose credits include “Chernobyl,” “Last Panthers,” and “Downloading Nancy on board to direct.
Producers are Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, and Michael Parets for free Association; and Tim Headington, Lia Buman, and Max Silva for Tango Entertainment. Executive producers include Ben Ormand, Renck, and Barry Bernardi.

The story follows an astronaut (Sandler) sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust. He soon finds his earthly life falling to pieces, and he turns to the only voice who can help him try to put it back together. It just so happens to belong to a creature from the beginning of time lurking in the shadows of his ship.

As we prepare for our voyage to Chopra, I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the perfect partner in Adam,” Renck said. “And now, with the support of the brilliant Netflix family, I’m profoundly excited to line off on our impossible journey.”

The Sandler and Netflix relationship has been strong over the years since he first signed his major multi-picture deal in 2015. While many of the films are the fun comedies that have made him so successful over the years like a murder mystery and lately Hubie Halloween, this latest project looks to be a change of pace. He has the sports comedy Hustle for Netflix up next to shoot.