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Adam Sandler and the Safdie Brothers Are Reuniting for a New Film

Adam Sandler is working on a new film with Josh and Benny Safdie. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor revealed that he will be collaborating with the directing duo again, less than three years after the premiere of Uncut Gems.


Sandler told EW that he’s “going to do another movie with the Safdie brothers,” but he didn’t elaborate.

“They’re working hard on it,” Sandler said of the Safdie brothers. “Their work ethic is bananas. They’re always working, always writing, always thinking. 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].”


Fans and critics alike have lauded 2019’s Uncut Gems as one of Sandler’s best performances. Though he was not nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of New York City jeweler Howard Ratner, he did receive an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.

According to EW, Sandler said in 2019 that he “would die to work with [the Safdies] again.”

While Sandler and the Safdie brothers produced a short film in 2020 depicting city street performers, Sandler’s most recent interview is the first indication that a feature-length film is in the works.