Adam Sandler Working With the Safdies On A New Project
Adam Sandler is reportedly teaming up again with filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie for a new mystery project that hasn't been announced yet. The Safdie Brothers previously directed Sandler in the 2019 film Uncut Gems, which saw Sandler playing a charismatic jeweler with a serious gambling addiction.
In a recent report from IndieWire, it was revealed that Sandler and the Safdies are currently “cooking up another project.” While we don't know if this project will take form as a series or a movie, it's exciting to think that we could be getting another great piece of art as a result of this creative partnership. Produced by A24, Uncut Gems received critical acclaim upon its release, with specific praise for Sandler's career-highlight performance. Sandler would go on to win the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.
The Safdie Brothers have a knack for writing roles that allow A-list actors to reinvent themselves on screen. In their 2017 film Good Time, Robert Pattinson stars as a criminal who goes to great, illegal lengths to protect his mentally handicapped brother (played by Benny Safdie himself). Post-Uncut Gems, the Safdies worked with Sandler on the 2020 short film Goldman v Silverman, allowing the actor to step into the role of a New York street performer.
Meanwhile, Sandler has been busy producing his content for Netflix, where he has a multi-million dollar deal. While those collaborations — including the recently wrapped Murder Mystery 2 — tend to be lighter in tone, we can expect that his next project with the Safdie Brothers will give him a chance to flex his dramatic acting chops once more.