Adam Sandler will star in the Good Time directors’ latest

Just days after announcing his latest picture to unconvincingly pair him with Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler has signed on for another film—and this one isn’t even his usual tropical vacation thinly masquerading as a comedy! Deadline has confirmed that Sandler will take a break from Netflix to star in Uncut Gems, a Martin Scorsese-produced A24 project set to shoot this fall.

Written and to be directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, who last year gave us the phenomenal Good Time, Uncut Gems is said to be set in New York City’s corrupt Diamond District. So the true “uncut gems” don’t end up being the rough-hewn but rock-hard friendships of Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, and Chris Rock?

  • HalSolo

    I’m super pumped this is going to make amends for a LOT of Sandler comedies, but then I remember THE COBBLER was another NYC district-based film with a surprisingly solid IMDB page and we know how THAT ended up…

    • jaime_arg

      Three characters: A24.

      They are never wrong.

      • It’s starting to seem How to Talk to Girls at Parties might kill their hot streak. They’ve had that on the shelf for some time, and its festival reviews were not great.

        • adam3w

          That’s a shame! I was looking forward to that one.

        • jaime_arg

          Yeah, the trailer was not very promising. Nor was the title.

    • adam3w

      The Meyerowitz Stories helped both Netflix and Sandler regain some respect. If you’re into the whole Noah Baumbach thing, that is (which I very much am).

      • jaime_arg

        How could you not be