Who Else Stars In Adam Sandler’s Sci-Fi Movie
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Who Else Stars In Adam Sandler’s Sci-Fi Movie


  • New Netflix movie Spaceman stars Adam Sandler in a dramatic role on a solo space mission with an ancient arachnid encounter.
  • Spaceman had a limited theatrical release and debuted on Netflix, with a divided critical reception despite an early audience score.
  • The film also features acclaimed actors like Paul Dano and Carey Mulligan, showcasing Sandler’s versatility in more serious roles.



The new Netflix movie Spaceman stars Adam Sandler but also features several other highly decorated actors. The latest Adam Sandler movie is quite a deviation from his previous straight-to-Netflix movies such as Murder Mystery (2019), Hustle (2022), and You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (2023). Spaceman stars Sandler as Jakub Prochazka, an astronaut on a solo mission at the edge of the solar system who encounters an ancient arachnid creature in his ship. The new Netflix movie is based on the 2017 novel “Spaceman of Bohemia” by Jaroslav Kalfar.

Spaceman premiered at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival on February 21, 2024. It had a limited theatrical release on February 23, 2024, before it debuted on the streaming giant Netflix on March 1, 2024. Despite an early Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 84%, Spaceman’s critical score on the site is at 60% with a Metacritic score of 57 as of the time of writing, indicating a divided critic pool. The film is considered a space sci-fi adventure movie despite Sandler’s celebrated history as a comedic actor. Spaceman continues a trend of Sandler taking on more dramatic roles in recent years, most notably in the 2019 instant classic Uncut Gems.

Adam Sandler as Jakub Procházka

Actor: Adam Sandler, 57, is a celebrated and internationally famous comedian and actor. Sandler is considered one of the most notable comedic film actors of the 21st century, having starred in beloved comedy classics such as Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, Big Daddy, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer, and The Longest Yard. Sandler’s arguably most impressive performance in a dramatic role is as Howard Ratner in 2019’s Uncut Gems, directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. Sandler, who rose to prominence in the longstanding sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2023.

Notable Movies & TV Shows: Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Wedding Singer (1998), The Waterboy (1998), Punch-Drunk Love (2003), 50 First Dates (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), Funny People (2009), Grown Ups (2010), The Meyerowitz Stories (2017), Uncut Gems (2019), Hustle (2022), Spaceman (2024).

Character: Adam Sandler stars as the protagonist Jakub Prochazka in Spaceman, an astronaut on a solo mission in deep outer space.

Paul Dano as the voice of Hanuš

The spider creature talks to Adam Sandler in Spaceman

Actor: Paul Dano, 39, is a brilliant Emmy-nominated actor who has appeared in Academy Award-winning films such as There Will Be Blood, 12 Years a Slave, and Little Miss Sunshine. Dano notably starred in the recent biopic comedy movie Dumb Money based on the real-life Gamestop stock short squeeze. Dano also starred in the Best Picture nominee The Fablemans directed by Steven Spielberg and played The Riddler in 2022’s The Batman. Dano recently guest starred in the new Amazon adaptation of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in which he played a character called “Hot Neighbor”.

Notable Movies & TV Shows:The Sopranos (2002-2004), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), There Will Be Blood (2007), Prisoners (2013), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Okja (2017), The Batman (2022), The Fabelmans (2022), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2024), Spaceman (2024).

Character: Paul Dano is the voice of the ancient arachnid creature Hanus that Sandler’s character encounters on his spaceship in Spaceman.

Carey Mulligan as Lenka Procházka

Carey Mulligan and Adam Sandler stand intimately close together in Spaceman

Actor: Carey Mulligan, 38, is an Oscar-nominated actress from England. She appeared in two of the biggest films from 2023, Bradley Cooper’s Maestro (for which she is nominated for a Best Actress Oscar) and Emerald Fennell’s provocative film Saltburn. Mulligan also received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for Fennell’s 2020 breakout hit Promising Young Woman. Mulligan’s film debut was in the notable 2005 Pride & Prejudice as the supporting character Kitty Bennet. She starred in the Academy Award-nominated film An Education (2010) as well as the 2011 Ryan Gosling-led hit Drive.

Notable Movies & TV Shows:Pride & Prejudice (2005), An Education (2009), Never Let Me Go (2010), Drive (2011), Shame (2011), The Great Gatsby (2013), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Mudbound (2017), Promising Young Woman (2020), Saltburn (2023), Maestro (2023), Spaceman (2024).

Character: Carey Mulligan plays Lenka in Spaceman, the pregnant wife of Sandler’s Jakub.


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Spaceman Supporting Cast & Characters

Adam Sandler as an astronaut named Jakub wearing a space suit in Spaceman (2024).

Kunal Nayyar as Peter – Kunal Nayyar, 42, is a British-born Indian American actor whose notable works include The Big Bang Theory (2007 – 2019), Trolls (2016), and Trolls World Tour (2020).

Lena Olin as Zdena – Lena Olin, 68, is a Swedish actress who has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Her notable works include The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), Alias (2002 – 2006), and Chocolat (2000).

Isabella Rossellini as Commissioner Tuma – Isabella Rossellini, 71, is an Italian actress and model known for her work in Blue Velvet (1986), Death Becomes Her (1992), and Julia (2022 – 2023).

Sunny Sandler as Anna – Sunny Sandler, 16, is one of Adam Sandler’s daughters and is an actress who starred in You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (2023) as Stacy Friedman.

Marian Roden as Ladislav Prochazka – Marian Roden, 59, is a well-known actor from the Czech Republic known for Wild Flowers (2000) and Touchless (2013). He will play Ladislav in Spaceman.

Spaceman Poster Showing Adam Sandler Walking Through a Forest in an Astronaut Suit


Spaceman is a sci-fi drama starring Adam Sandler and directed by Chernobyl director Johan Renck. The film, based on the book Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfař, follows Jakub Procházka who goes on a solo mission to space and encounters a mysterious creature as he begins to lose touch with reality.

Johan Renck

Release Date
March 1, 2024

Free Association , Tango Entertainment


Colby Day

107 Minutes

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