Adam Sandler Reunites With ‘Uncut Gems’ Directors For Netflix Drama About “High-End Card Collecting”
— Updated on 8 February 2023

Adam Sandler Reunites With ‘Uncut Gems’ Directors For Netflix Drama About “High-End Card Collecting”

— Updated on 8 February 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

It’s been three long years since The Safdie Brothers unleashed Uncut Gems upon the world, featuring yet another career-defining performance from Adam Sandler that was robbed of an Academy Award – it wasn’t even nominated, bloody criminal – and the mainstream introduction of bombshell turned meme fodder, Julia Fox. Thankfully, we’re officially on track to receive some more intricately crafted cinema from the Sandman & Safdies.

The news was initially broken by Indiewire, which buried the detail in an article about why Hollywood is failing to connect movie stars with the filmmakers they deserved. A single throwaway sentence revealed Adam Sandler and The Safdie Brothers were “cooking up another project.”

Since then, however, not only has Sandler himself gone on record to verify the claim he’s “going to do another movie with the Safdie Brothers,” Netflix has agreed to produce and distribute the end result.

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“They’re working hard on it. Their work ethic is bananas. They’re always working, always writing, always thinking,” said Adam Sandler.

“I don’t know what I can tell you, but it’s gonna be very exciting. It’s different.”

“But I don’t want them to ever say, ‘What the hell did you tell him that for?’ So I’ll just let them talk [about it].”

While Netflix has yet to confirm any further details about the new Adam Sandler x Safdie Brothers flick, inside sources have indicated it’ll focus on the world of high-end card collecting. Finishing touches are currently being applied to the screenplay with plans to begin rolling cameras in the second quarter of 2023, likely making it Sandler’s next project.

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This reunion is unsurprising given what they achieved with their first collaboration. Back in 2019, ahead of Uncut Gems hitting theatres slash Netflix, Sandler was already telling the press how he’d “die to work with [the Safdies] again.”

“We talk about it constantly, man,” Adam Sandler told Entertainment Weekly.

“I love these guys, I love ’em. I mean, they’re incredible filmmakers… Of course, I would die to work with them again, because it’s a brand new feeling.”

“But the funniest thing is when I would say to the Safdies, ‘Your future is so bright,’ they didn’t want to talk about that. They were like, ‘I just like Uncut Gems, man.’ They just were so deep in it.”

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Post-Uncut Gems, The Safdie Brothers’ directorial output has been rather sparse with the exception of Showtime’s The Curse – a parody of HGTV starring Nathan Fielder of The Rehearsal fame and Benny Safdie himself, which the brothers have signed on to co-write and co-direct (produced via A24, release date: TBA).

On the acting front, Benny has been keeping himself busy with quite the line-up of high-profile projects. In addition to scoring himself an undisclosed part in Disney+’s hotly-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series, the man has appeared in Paul Thomas Anderson’s critically-acclaimed Licorice Pizza and Kelly Fremon Craig’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Benny is also set to share the screen with the likes of Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr, Rami Malek, Florence Pugh, and plenty more in Christopher Nolan’s next blockbuster undertaking, Oppenheimer (release date: July 21st, 2023).

Watch this space for the relevant updates as they come.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]