The Safdie Brothers ('Good Time') To Make 'Uncut Gems', Drama About the Corrupt World of New York City's Diamond District - Martin Scorsese to Produce, Adam Sandler Attached to Star

Adam Sandler's acting in last year's "The Meyerowitz Stories" was riveting. Sandler was way off his comfort zone there, and that's excellent for movie fans. The guy has acting chops that are put to waste in infantile comedies, some of which do work, if you read this site you know my unadorned love for the old-school Sandler comedy of "That's My Boy." "The Meyerowitz Stories" was possibly his best performance since his touching turn in 2002's "Punch-Drunk Love." Even in his earlier comedies such as "Happy Gilmore," "Billy Madison," "The Waterboy," "Big Daddy," and "The Wedding Singer" there was an excellent gift for comedic timing and those movies, as stupid as they were, could not work without him. 

It's no surprise then that his versatility showed whenever he made the rare jump to drama with the aforementioned films.  And so, coming off their triumphant "Good Time," the Safdie Brothers seem to be keen in casting Sandler in the lead role for their next movie; “Uncut Gems.” Sandler is currently in discussions according to The Tracking Board to star in the Martin Scorsese-produced film that would take place in the corrupt world of New York City’s diamond district. It was written by the brothers and their writing-partner Ronald Bronstein who co-wrote other Safdie affairs such as “Good Time,”“Heaven Knows What” and “Daddy Longlegs.”

The Safdies were recently hired to write and direct a remake of the Eddie Murphy/Nick Nolte crime drama, “48 Hours.” We don't know yet which of these two upcoming projects will be released next, but, suffice to say, we're fascinated to see what they will do with a higher budget given that all their other movies were made with extremely thin-budgets.