After working together on a hit Uncut GemsJosh and Benny Safdie (better known as The Safdie Brothers) are back at work on a film with Adam Sandler.
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Talking to Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview, Sandler confirmed the news, which has been rumored since the beginning of the month. According to the actor, the directors are already hard at work on the film, and while nothing related to the plot has been revealed, Sandler noted that it will be «exciting» and «different.»
«They’re working hard on it,» Sandler said. “Their work ethic is bananas. They are always working, always writing, always thinking. I don’t know what I can tell you, but it will be very exciting. This is different. But I don’t want them to ever say, «Why the hell did you tell him that?» So I just let them talk [about it]».
The reunion took place shortly after the release of the album. Uncut Gems in 2019, but that’s not too surprising. Ahead of release Uncut Gems, the Safdie brothers spoke about their love for Sandler, noting that the film was once shot for him. Clearly, the love and respect is now mutual as Sandler is ready to dive into the role again with the talented duo.
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The trio’s first collaboration Uncut Gems, earned all three huge praise, while Sandler and Safdie won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor and Best Director, respectively. The film was also a minor commercial success, earning $50 million at the box office, making it A24’s highest-grossing film domestically.