Everyone loves Adam Sandler in the Safdie Brother’s “Uncut Gems,” including Adam Sandler. The hyper-intense A24 crime drama (which we described as an “insane, cocaine-fueled New York street hustle”) received major accolades and is considered one of Sandler’s best serious performances, if not his best. And while it didn’t earn an Academy Award for Best Male Performance, it did win the Indie Spirit Award prize, and many pundits (including us) thought it certainly was Oscar-worthy. Sandler let it slip a few months back that he’s going to be reteaming with the Safdie Brothers, Josh, and Benny Safdie, again, and the film might be coming sometime sooner than we thought.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Sandler told the outlet the film will shoot in “late winter” 2023, which probably means a 2024 or late 2023 release, depending on how fast they can pull it all together.
“I’m going to do a movie with the Safdie brothers, and we’re supposed to start in the late winter, right,” he revealed. “So part of my brain right now is like, ‘I’m on tour.’ 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.”
Sandler suggested that much like “Uncut Gems,” the film and what’s expected of him will be all-consuming and “deep.”
“So part of my brain is going, ‘Wow, once that movie starts, I’m in deep, and our lives are going to change.’ Like everybody, when you work hard, you’re tired, you’re knocked out, and you miss out on some stuff that you wish you could’ve seen. But ultimately, I know it’s going to be a few months of going after a goal that we all feel the same about. We want to do the best we can.”
Of course, we still have no idea what it’s about. While Sandler didn’t reveal details of the project—what it’s about is still unknown—when asked if the movie will be just as intense, Sandler said you bet.
“Yeah, because of how much these guys care,” he said. “And how much I don’t want to let them down. And I see how hard they work, and just like when I’m working on my comedies with my friends, it means a lot to us. 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.”
Sandler fondly recalled working with the Safdies, harkening back to the early days of ‘SNL.’
“Getting to know those guys, getting to be with those guys, it kind of felt like the old days, like early ‘Saturday Night Live,’ hanging out with a group, going places together, believing in a project together,” he told VF.” I just felt like I had great teammates there.”
What’s it going to be about? Who cares, man, we will be first in line no matter what (though someone, feel free to send us details).