First “Spaceman” Trailer Sends Adam Sandler into Space on a Lonely Mission

Adam Sandler in space might sound like the conceit of one of the veteran comedian and performer’s comedies, but his latest film, Spaceman, is not that at all. Directed by Johan Renck from a script by Colby Day, Spaceman explores the effects of six months of isolation on Sandler’s astronaut Jakub, who is on a research mission at the edge of the solar system while his wife, Lenka (Carey Mulligan), waits for him on Earth.

Or will she wait? The first trailer for Spaceman reveals that Jakub is becoming increasingly distraught during his mission, plagued by loneliness and visions of his wife. This is when an unlikely source of potential catharsis arrives in the form of a giant spider named Hanuš (voiced by Paul Dano), pulled to Jakub by the astronaut’s emotional distress and there, he says, to help him explore his feelings.

Spaceman is based on Jaroslav Kalfar’s book “Spaceman of Bohemia,” and the film will have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival next month.

Check out the trailer below. Spaceman lands in theaters on February 23 and on Netflix on March 1.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Six months into a solitary research mission to the edge of the solar system, an astronaut, Jakub (Adam Sandler), realizes that the marriage he left behind might not be waiting for him when he returns to Earth. Desperate to fix things with his wife, Lenka (Carey Mulligan), he is helped by a mysterious creature from the beginning of time he finds hiding in the bowels of his ship. Hanuš (voiced by Paul Dano) works with Jakub to make sense of what went wrong before it is too late. Directed by Johan Renck and based on the novel Spaceman of Bohemia, the film also stars Kunal Nayyar, Lena Olin, and Isabella Rossellini.

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Featured image: SPACEMAN. Adam Sandler as Jakub in Spaceman. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023.


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