Adam Sandler and the Safdie Brothers team up in a new feature film coming exclusively to Netflix worldwide. Here’s the lowdown on what we know so far about the project, including all the rumored cast members.
First announced in October 2022, the Safdie Brothers (consisting of Benny and Josh Safdie) will write, produce and direct a new film. bound exclusively for Netflix.
The trio notably worked together on uncut gems for A24, released in 2020 to rave reviews. The project remains on Netflix outside of the United States as a Netflix Original title, but in the United States, the movie sadly left the service last May.
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Along with their work on this new Adam Sandler Netflix project, the Safdie Brothers are also working on a new comedy series via A24 Television which is scheduled to launch on Showtime, The course. Both act as executive producers. The filming of the series took place throughout 2022but no release date has been set.
Who will star in the new Safdie Brothers Netflix movie?
Adam Sandler was the first to be announced for the project, but it’s unclear who he’ll play in the title. Sandler plays a memorabilia agent trying to capitalize on the career of a failed MLB pitcher.
Of course, Sandler calls Netflix his home exclusively now, with many upcoming projects in the works and most of his output from the past decade available exclusively on the service.
In November 2022 at the Gotham Awards, Variety’s Marc Malkin asked Adam Sandler about the upcoming project, first asking how they top uncut gemsto which he replied:
“I don’t know, we’ll see what happens. I know I’m going to look different than I did. I know that they [Safdie Brothers] send me photos of a look that I am going to have and I cannot say that I am going to look so handsome”.
You can see the full clip posted via Variety’s Twitter here:
Adam Sandler teases his role in the upcoming Safdie Brothers movie. #GothamAwards pic.twitter.com/CucLLP02lM
— Variety (@Variety) November 29, 2022
we have heard that too Benicio, the bull is or, at one point, was sought for a role in the upcoming film. Best known for movies like Hitman and The usual suspectsThe veteran will also appear in the Netflix original movie, Reptile, scheduled for release in 2023.
Netflix did not respond to a request for comment on Benicio del Toro’s possible casting for the project.
daniel richmann has also reported that Gael Garcia BernalMexican actor best known for werewolf at night, Coconut and Old.
Since then, rumors that ben affleck has been cast in a role that came out in late March from Richtman-corroborated scooper Jeff Sneider. Affleck plays a failed MLB pitcher who has a crazy comeback year.
megan the stallion is in the spotlight for the role of the girlfriend of Affleck’s character and Steve Harvey he is also in the spotlight for a supporting role.
We also found an open casting call believed to be attached to Safdie’s upcoming film (it matches production dates and casting company, jv8inc, worked on uncut gems).
they are casting for two roles:
“MOOKIE – Mookie is an 11-year-old white boy. He is very overweight and follows a strict diet. He is regularly harassed. In private, his sense of humor may make you laugh, but his vulnerability will make you cry. NOT ATHLETIC BUT LOVES SPORTS. BEING A BASEBALL FAN IS A PLUS BUT NOT A REQUIREMENT. MAY BE BASED ANYWHERE IN THE US
MULLIN – Mullin is an 11-year-old white boy. He is intense, intimidating and gets what he wants. The most popular kid in his school. He very athletic and specifically very good at baseball. He must BE ABLE TO PLAY BASEBALL WELL. He must BE LOCATED IN THE NY TRI-STATE AREA”.
What is the new Safdie Brothers Netflix movie about?
Details about what exactly the new movie is about are still extremely scarce.
When the project was first announced, it was only stated to be “in the world of sports”, while it has since been refined to “Set in the world of high-end sports card collecting”.
We’ve heard that the movie is specifically about baseball cards in New York City during the 1990s.
When will production of the film begin?
in a Vanity Fair InterviewSandler originally said that the film was “supposed to start in late winter.” [2022/2023].”
When asked if he expected the filming schedule and time on set to be intense, Sandler said:
“Yeah, because of how much these guys care. And how much I do not want to disappoint them. And I see how hard they work, and just like when I’m working on my comedies with my friends, it means a lot to us. Every joke means a lot. The Safdie boys, every word means a lot to them, every frame of the movie means a lot. So I don’t want to walk through anything. I worry about that, and I have a lot of respect for those guys.”
A production list in productionlist.comstated that filming for the project was to begin on or after April 3, 2023, but that has not been the case.
Newer listing point to June 2023, filming start date to August 2023 in New York City, while some other listings now only point to a mid-summer 2023 filming date.
That’s all we have for now. Let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to seeing the Adam Sandler Safdie Brothers reunion in the comments below.