Another of the industry’s funny men is showing all that he has a dramatic side.
The first look of funnyman Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a New York City jeweler, in the upcoming thriller Uncut Gems is here.
The 53-year-old actor plays the lead in the Safdie brothers’ feature. Rather (Sandler), a jewelry dealer to the rich and famous must find a way to pay his debts when his merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers and girlfriend. The high pace thriller includes run-ins with gangsters and even a nightclub brawl with the Weeknd, who plays himself in the film.
The film also stars Idina Menzel as Dinah, Ratner’s wife. Eric Bogosian, Judd Hirsch, Mike Francesa, Julia Fox, and Pom Klementieff round out the cast.
The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and again at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Watch the trailer below.