Adam Sandler’s New Netflix Movie Filmed at Coatesville High School Shines Spotlight on Philadelphia Region

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The Coatesville Area School District received $81,170 and a new scoreboard for the high school's gym for allowing Adam Sandler to film there.

The trailer for Adam Sandler’s new Netflix movie, Hustle, features a scene filmed in Coatesville High School’s gym and is packed with all things Philadelphia, writes Michael Tanenbaum for PhillyVoice.

The movie that is slated for a June release stars Sandler as a basketball scout who is trying to jumpstart the NBA career of a troubled but talented overseas prospect, played by Juancho Hernangomez of the Utah Jazz.

The player gets an opportunity with the Philadelphia 76ers, but Sandler has to keep him motivated to click with the team while saving his own scouting career. Queen Latifah, Robert Duvall, and Ben Foster also star in the movie.

The Coatesville Area School District received $81,170 and a new scoreboard for the high school’s gym for allowing Sandler to film there.

In addition to Coatesville, film crews were spotted at Manor College in Jenkintown, Center City, North Philly, South Philly, Manayunk, and Chester. A lot of them are easily recognizable in the trailer.

During the making of the movie, Sandler interacted with residents and often visited local businesses in the area, showing his support for the region.

Read more about Hustle at PhillyVoice.

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