Uncut Gems, the latest venture from the directing duo the Safdie Brothers, has caught the attention of critics and the festival circuit. The lead performance from comedy legend Adam Sandler has especially created buzz, as a noted departure in tone from his other recent projects.
Right on the heels of Sandler’s Best Actor win from the National Board of Review, the film held a special New York screening Tuesday night at the Walter Reade Theater. Sandler was in attendance at the screening, along with with fellow cast members Julia Fox and Kevin Garnett.
Ahead of the screening, Benny and Josh Safdie made it clear that getting Sandler on board was no quick and easy task. They explained how the film’s planning process was almost over 10 years, and how they always knew they wanted to collaborate with Sandler
“It’s been one of the most incredible experiences getting to know and work with him,” said Benny Safdie
Sandler made sure to send a humble salute to the directing duo before the film began.
“I want to thank these guys for letting me be in their movie and for even thinking of me, really we had a great time making it.”
Uncut Gems hits theaters December 13, 2019.