This is it. This is how Netflix wins. According to Entertainment Weekly, the streaming service has revealed that amongst the titles coming to the streaming service in May is the A24 acclaimed thriller Uncut Gems featuring an against-type performance from Adam Sandler (Murder Mystery)!
Uncut Gems is set in the Diamond District of New York City and follows the story of a jewelry store owner (Sandler) with a gambling addiction while trying to handle two relationships and debts at once. Idina Menzel (Frozen) is set to play as Sandler’s wife, with Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Eric Bogosian (Wonderland) and Judd Hirsch (Taxi) filling out the cast.
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The film 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.
After premiering at the Telluride Film Festival last August and the Toronto International Film Festival in September, the film hit theaters in the US on December 13 to rave reviews from critics for its tension-fueled story and Sandler’s performance, which many hailed as the best of his career. While the film premiered in theaters in the US, becoming the highest-grossing domestic film for A24 with over $50 million, it was released worldwide exclusively on Netflix in January.
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Uncut Gems will premiere on Netflix in the US on May 25.
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