After backing several of the actor’s projects, Netflix is getting behind the Uncut Gems reunion between Adam Sandler and Josh and Benny Safdie. At this point we’ll assume that Sandler will topline, but we’ll have to wait and see who’ll fill up the probable trade show backdrops and mini safes — this world is as high stakes as New York City’s Diamond District. The Safdies will write, direct and produce a tale that might mention a Mickey Mantle or Pokémon. Uncut Gems cost just under 20 million. The streamer will probably allow for a bigger budget.
The currently untitled project set in the world of high-end card collecting is rumored to be going into production in the first quarter making a Venice Film Fest showing entirely possible. Deadline doesn’t have much details to work with, but we imagine that Elara Productions’ Sebastian Bear-McClard and cinematographer Darius Khondji might return to the fold. Timothée Chalamet is another name that has been floating around.