LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Netflix has released the first trailer for Adam Sandler's spoof The Ridiculous 6 less than two months before its Dec. 11 debut on the streaming service.
The trailer features plenty of Sandler's trademark slapstick comedy mixed with gunplay and a basic outline of the plot: "Six strangers will learn they share one ridiculous secret" -- which means that they all share the same father.
The title is a spoof of The Magnificent Seven. The most impressive aspect of the trailer is a listing of the massive cast by their last names: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz, Vanilla Ice, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell and Lavell Crawford.
Ridiculous 6 received plenty of publicity in April when a dozen Native American actors complained about its racist jokes, but Sandler has insisted he wasn't trying to offend anyone. Netflix downplayed the controversy with a statement, saying, "The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous. It is a broad satire of Western movies and the stereotypes they popularised, featuring a diverse cast that is not only part of -- but in on -- the joke."
The trailer has Native American characters in it for only a few seconds. The Ridiculous Six is the first film in a four-movie deal between Sandler and Netflix.