A24 has released the first trailer the highly anticipated crime thriller, Uncut Gems, starring Adam Sandler, who is taking a welcome break from mind-numbing broad comedies to team with Josh and Benny Safdie.
Uncut Gems is an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. Ronald Bronstein. Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Eric Bogosian, and Judd Hirsch also star.
Check out the first trailer for Uncut Gems below:
The trailer showcases the vibrant and chaotic picture of New York City. Frenetic energy and full of laughs, Uncut Gems has already had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival last month, where it was met with rave reviews, and later screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Now, with Uncut Gems, they are bringing Adam Sandler back into the fold, and possible Oscar talks with this new, feverish thriller. Sandler commands the screen with such a nuanced, giddy performance. Couple that with New York cinema that feels like the natural evolution of greats like John Cassavetes and Abel Ferrara and Uncut Gems is looking like one of the biggest indie hits of the year
The Safdie brothers have found success and acclaim with previous features Daddy Longlegs (2009) and Heaven Knows What (2014), they truly became breakout names in 2017 with Good Time. The film revolved around troubled robber Connie Nikas, who was depicted with a monstrously incredible performance by Robert Pattinson.
You can also check out the stark, simple poster for the film below:
Uncut Gems will hit theaters on December 13.