Adam Sandler Reuniting With Safdie Brothers For New Film

Just a few years after collaborating on what turned out to be perhaps Adam Sandler‘s defining role in the acclaimed, tension-filled Uncut Gems, Sandler and directors the Safdie brothers are reportedly teaming up once again on a new, currently untitled film.

Speaking on Vanity Fair’s Little Gold Men podcast, Sandler revealed the project and when it will begin filming:

“I’m going to do a movie with the Safdie Brothers and we’re supposed to start in the late winter, right. Then once that Safdie Brothers movie starts – and I love those guys, I know we’re going to dedicate ourselves into working our asses off and making sure it’s as good as it can be, and I know that takes a lot of time.”

When asked if the project will be as intense as Uncut Gems, Sandler replied: “Yeah, because of how much these guys care. And how much I don’t want to let them down…Every joke means a lot. The Safdie boys, every word means a lot to them, every frame of the movie means a lot. So I don’t want to walk through anything. I care about it, and I respect those guys so much.”

In Uncut Gems, Sandler played Howard Ratner, a gambler whose impulse kept him on the run and constantly looking over his shoulder. The ferocious intensity of that film won’t have been much of a surprise to those who have seen Benny and Josh’s work before, as films like Good Time and Heaven Knows What are similarly arresting but equally bludgeoning.

The Safdie’s haven’t made a movie since Uncut Gems, but they did produce A24’s unsurprisingly Safdie-esque dark comedy Funny Pages earlier this year. Benny also dabbles in acting, having appeared in Licorice Pizza, Disney+ series Obi Wan Kenobi, and has an upcoming role in Christopher Nolan‘s Oppenheimer.

Sandler was recently seen in Netflix sports drama Hustle. He currently has multiple projects in post-production; sci-fi drama Spaceman, crime comedy The Out-Laws, Murder Mystery 2, and comedy You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah. All of those are in development for Netflix.

Unfortunately there’s very little word on this new Sandler/Safdie movie, except that it’s happening, which is exciting enough. The film world waits with anticipation for details.


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