Adam Sandler Shares Some More Details About His Upcoming “Uncut Gems” Reunion With The Safdie Bros.
Sandler is set to star in the as-yet-untitled Netflix film co-written by Safdie Bros. Josh Safdie will solo direct the film which takes place in the world of sports memorabilia. Megan Thee Stallion co-stars.
Happy Gilmore production Sandler, who has an overall production deal with streamer Netflix, told Collider that he doesn’t know when the film will go into production because it depends on the baseball season.
“We’re not sure at the moment. We kind of missed the opportunity for baseball season because of the strike,” Sandler said, citing the SAG-AFTRA strike that was recently resolved after more than 118 days of picketing. “A lot of it was going to be shot during live baseball. So it’s going to take a minute. We’re figuring it all out right now. I don’t know when this will happen.
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Sandler previously said the Safdie Bros. script was “crazy” and was originally 340 pages long. “They’ve been writing this movie that we’ve been supposed to make together for a few years. They just write hundreds and hundreds of pages,” Sandler told The Hollywood Reporter in February 2023. “I’ll read them and I’ll say, ‘I love the role when it…’ And they’ll say, ‘Oh, that’s not it. is more in it. We did something completely different. We will send you a new draft. They just keep writing and thinking and presenting themselves from every angle possible, and this movie we’re going to make is pretty amazing.
As previously reported, Josh Safdie will direct the film, his first directing role without his brother Benny Safdie. Benny Safdie, who is producing and co-writing the upcoming film, confirmed the creative split to GQ earlier this year, saying, “(production company) Elara is still there. We work on a lot of documentaries and there is a constant flow of ideas. I just felt like, OK, there are things I want to explore that don’t necessarily fit Josh right now. So it’s a divide and conquer mentality. He wants to tell this story, he can do it. I’m going to go do a few other things. It seems like a natural progression from how things happened.