Lakeith Stanfield joins A24’s crime-dramedy Uncut Gems
According to Deadline, Sorry To Bother You star Lakeith Stanfield has joined the cast of The Safdie Brothers and A24’s crime-drama-comedy film, Uncut Gems. He joins Adam Sandler in the film which will be distributed internationally by Netflix.
Uncut Gems is set in the Diamond district of New York City which follows the story of a jewelry store owner (Sandler) with a gambling addiction while trying to handle two relationships and debts at once. Stanfield is set to play as a key ally to a famous client of the jewelry store.
In addition to Stanfield, Eric Bogosian (Wonderland, Blade: Trinity) and Judd Hirsch have also been cast to appear in the film. The film is expected to start filming later this year with casting is still ongoing.
Uncut Gems was co-written by Josh Safdie and Ben Safdie along with frequent writing collaborator Ronald Bronstein. The dramedy is being produced by Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson of Elara Pictures together with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush through Scott Rudin Productions. Award winning director Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas,The Departed, Hugo) and Emma Tillinger Koskoff are executive producing.
Recently, Netflix has also acquired the global rights to Steven Soderbergh’s NBA drama film High Flying Birds starring Deadpool 2 star Zazie Beetz and Moonlight actor Andre Holland (Castle Rock). Stanfied will next be seen in Sony’s upcoming crime thriller The Girl in the Spider’s Web co-starring alongside The Crown‘s Claire Foy which is a reboot sequel to David Fincher’s The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo.