It's been rumored for months that @theweeknd would star alongside @AdamSandler— The FADER (@thefader) July 23, 2019
in the upcoming Safdie brothers (@JOSH_BENNY) film 'Uncut Gems.' Now it's official.
- abel tesfaye, (b.k.a.: the weeknd) confirmed that he will appear in the safdie brothers upcoming crime thriller uncut gems.
- [the movie's synopsis ] "an electrifying crime thriller about howard ratner (played by 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."
- uncut gems is the safdie's brothers' first film since 2017's palme d'or-nominated good time
- abel will play himself (op note: but does he have the range...?), with lakeith stanfield, idina menzel, judd hirsch, eric bogosian, pom klementieff, and kevin garnett all set to feature.
ontd, do you prefer the weeknd as an actor or the go-to creator of problematic hits and fuckboy anthems?