Adam Sandler’s untitled feature with the Safdie Brothers lands on Netflix

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Say goodbye to your calm demeanor, folks, because Adam Sandler and the Safdie Brothers (Josh and Benny) are teaming up for another project on Netflix. The group will join forces for an untitled feature starring Sandler, who in 2019 brought the directing duo’s Howard Ratner to life in Uncut Gems. The crime drama is about a jeweler with crippling debt and angry collectors closing in who puts everything on the line to stay afloat and alive. Uncut Gems was a critical success, despite being one of the most intense and uncomfortable movies ever conceived.

During his Hustle press tour, Sandler let the word slip about his next project with the Safdies. A platform was not attached to the project then, though it’s unsurprising that Netflix is now the home of Adam Sandler’s untitled feature. Though whispers indicate the Safdie Brothers are still finalizing the script, the studio plans to move the movie into production in the second quarter of 2023.

Plot details remain a mystery. However, insiders hear the plot may revolve around high-end card trading. Do you think they mean baseball cards or Pokémon cards? What if Sandler’s character pulls a Pikachu Illustrator card during a livestream, and then jealous collectors try to take it from him? That plot could wrangle a whole new audience for the Safdies, and Netflix would reap the rewards. Whatever this untitled feature is, I’m sure that Netflix will be thrilled to host the film’s release.

Sandler is a fascinating figure in Hollywood. The man has range and can transition from movies like Hubie Halloween and The Ridiculous 6 to Punch-Drunk Love and Uncut Gems without batting an eye. I’ll be curious to learn more about this new project, especially after the heart attack that was my Uncut Gems viewing experience. Let us know if you’re excited about this news in the comments.

Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.