Adam Sandler teases next Safdie Brothers movie

Adam Sandler teases next Safdie Brothers movie

Adam Sandler received the highest praise of his career when he starred in the Safdie Brothers film. Unpolished gems. As another pairing looms between the actor and directors, Sandler teases what goes into Josh and Benny's trial.

During an interview on The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter PodcastAdam Sandler addressed his process of working with the Safdie Brothers and how even he can't quite match their writing. "They've been writing this film that we're supposed to do together for a couple of years. They just write hundreds and hundreds of pages. I read them out and I'm like, 'I like that part when that...' And they're like, 'Oh, that's out of it. We did something completely different. We will send you a new draft.'”

Adam Sandler went on to say the Safdie Brothers actively avoided traditional script structure and page numbers. "They just won't stop writing and thinking and they're coming from all kinds of angles and this film that we're going to make is quite amazing. The first draft of the new one comprised 340 pages! It was crazy and it was awesome.” Since one page of a script traditionally accounts for one minute of screen time, this would mean that the first draft would have resulted in a film lasting over five and a half hours. Might as well go with a Netflix limited series at this point.

While Adam Sandler was the closest he could get to Oscar recognition at this point, he didn't receive an Oscar nomination for the Safdie Brothers film. Unpolished gems- that's how we came Hubie Halloween– it could happen for his latest film, Hurry. Sandler received his first Screen Actors Guild nomination for his performance, and since the acting branch makes up most members of the academy, it's within the realm of possibility that he'll earn his first Academy Award nomination.

Adam Sandler was initially quite skeptical about the further work Unpolished gemsSaying, "At first I was scared that I would just be a fat person, a guy who only cared about himself. but [wife] Jackie read it and she just said, 'You have to do this movie. It's so different for you.'”

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