“Uncut Gems,” the upcoming American crime drama directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, from a screenplay by those same Safdies and Ronald Bronstein (who co-wrote other Safdie affairs such as “Good Time,” “Heaven Knows What” and “Daddy Longlegs”), is slated to premiere during the last week of August at the Telluride Film Festival. That’s, at least, according to Collider’s resident insider Jeff Sneider.
Coming off their triumphant "Good Time," the Safdie Brothers seemed keen in casting Adam Sandler for the lead role in “Uncut Gems,” a passion project that came to fruition thanks to the success of their Cannes hit “Good Time.”
Sandler is the lead star in this Martin Scorsese-produced film, which takes place in the corrupt world of New York City’s diamond district. Suffice to say, we're fascinated to see what the Safdies will do with a higher budget given that all of their other movies were made for next to nothing. As for Sandler, despite his latest Netflix bonanza “Murder Mystery” being a real stinker, his acting in last year's "The Meyerowitz Stories" was impressive and turned out to be his best performance since his touching turn in Paul Thomas Anderson’s "Punch-Drunk Love." .
The film stars Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, Judd Hirsch, Eric Bogosian, and Pom Klementieff.
These films look Telluride-bound:
The Safdies’ Uncut Gems
James Gray's Ad Astra
Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit
Fernando Meirelles' The Pope
Pablo Larrain's Ema
Hirokazu Kore-eda's The Truth
Bill Condon’s The Good Liar
Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story
Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat
Noah Hawley’s Lucy in the Sky
Michael Angeo Covino’s The Climb
Celine Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Werner Herzog’s Family Romance LLC
Agnes Varda’s Varda by Agnes
Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite