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UNCUT GEMS
A24 Films | Salfdie Brothers Film
Directed by: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Written by: Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Logline
In NYC's Diamond District, jeweler Howard Ratner races to retrieve a rare gem
for auction. But his high-stakes gambling and mounting debts put him in a
perilous situation, where risks and consequences collide in a tense,
suspenseful thriller.
Adam Sandler
Actor, Director, Writer, Filmmaker
Adam Sandler is a well-known actor, producer, and screenwriter, who
has contributed several iconic
fi
lms to popular culture. "Billy Madison"
portrays a man-child inheriting his father's fortune and his misadventures.
"The Waterboy" features Sandler as a socially awkward waterboy who
becomes a football star. In "Big Daddy," Sandler plays a lazy bachelor
who adopts a child and learns the responsibilities of parenthood. These
charming and witty
fi
lms established Sandler's reputation as a comedic
powerhouse in Hollywood.
Adam Sandler's suitability for "Uncut Gems" can be attributed to his
demonstrated dramatic range, authenticity in portraying complex
characters, ability to balance humor with tension, and willingness to
collaborate with
fi
lmmakers pushing creative boundaries.
Why he would attract the target audience? His casting in "Uncut Gems"
not only drew in his existing fanbase but also attracted a broader
audience intrigued by the prospect of seeing him in a different and
challenging role. The
fi
lm's critical success and Sandler's acclaimed
performance further solidi
fi
ed its appeal across various audience
segments.
“How I Win”
UNCUT GEMS
Lakeith Stanfield
Lakeith Stan
fi
eld is a versatile actor who has made a signi
fi
cant impact on the
entertainment industry. His performance in the horror
fi
lm "Get Out" showcased
his ability to embody complex characters, contributing to the
fi
lm's impactful
narrative. In the television series "Atlanta," he played the enigmatic character
Darius with humor and depth, earning critical acclaim. Furthermore, his lead
role in the satirical dark comedy "Sorry to Bother You" highlighted his range as
an actor, exploring social commentary with a nuanced performance. These
projects demonstrate Lakeith Stan
fi
eld's talent and his ability to take on roles
that challenge and captivate audiences across various genres.
Actor
Why he was perfect for his role? Lakeith Stan
fi
eld's authentic
portrayal of his character in "Uncut Gems" was particularly notable.
His performance was a signi
fi
cant contribution to the overall
effectiveness of the ensemble cast in conveying the intense and
fast-paced atmosphere of the movie.
Lakeith Stan
fi
eld's acting prowess,
fl
exibility, and range of roles
make him an appealing
fi
gure to audiences. With his participation
in "Uncut Gems," viewers who admire his contributions to modern
cinema may be drawn to the
fi
lm.
Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie
The Safdie Brothers are renowned for their compelling
fi
lmmaking style, which includes notable works such as the
gripping crime thriller "Good Time," the raw portrayal of
addiction in "Heaven Knows What," and the family drama
"Daddy Longlegs." Their distinctive approach to storytelling
shines across various genres.
The Safdie Brothers' distinct
fi
lmmaking style, characterized
by intense realism and immersive storytelling, made them
the perfect choice to direct "Uncut Gems." Their ability to
create authentic, character-driven narratives aligned well
with the high-stakes world of the Diamond District depicted
in the
fi
lm. Their collaboration with Adam Sandler and the
ensemble cast resulted in a critically acclaimed
fi
lm that
explored the complexities of the central character, Howard
Ratner.
The Safdie Brothers'
fi
lmmaking style is characterized by
intense storytelling, gritty realism, and a focus on authentic
characters. Their approach is popular among viewers who
appreciate raw, character-driven storytelling and
unconventional cinema. Their critically acclaimed works like
"Good Time" and “Heaven Knows What" have cultivated a
following among cinephiles who seek out
fi
lms that challenge
traditional norms.
Differentiating Factor
"Uncut Gems" is a uniquely intense and realistic
fi
lm that explores the world of jewelry dealing and
gambling in the Diamond District. The character-driven narrative, led by Adam Sandler's portrayal
of the morally complex Howard Ratner, adds depth to the storytelling. The Safdie Brothers'
signature style, seen in their previous work "Good Time," is also evident, as are thematic similarities
with
fi
lms like "The Gambler" and "Boogie Nights." The
fi
lm's balance between humor and tension
creates an unpredictable narrative that immerses the audience in a speci
fi
c world and character,
making "Uncut Gems" a memorable cinematic experience.
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MichaelStarkes_UncutGemsProjectSummary.pdf

  • 1. UNCUT GEMS A24 Films | Salfdie Brothers Film Directed by: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie Written by: Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
  • 2. Logline In NYC's Diamond District, jeweler Howard Ratner races to retrieve a rare gem for auction. But his high-stakes gambling and mounting debts put him in a perilous situation, where risks and consequences collide in a tense, suspenseful thriller.
  • 3. Adam Sandler Actor, Director, Writer, Filmmaker Adam Sandler is a well-known actor, producer, and screenwriter, who has contributed several iconic fi lms to popular culture. "Billy Madison" portrays a man-child inheriting his father's fortune and his misadventures. "The Waterboy" features Sandler as a socially awkward waterboy who becomes a football star. In "Big Daddy," Sandler plays a lazy bachelor who adopts a child and learns the responsibilities of parenthood. These charming and witty fi lms established Sandler's reputation as a comedic powerhouse in Hollywood. Adam Sandler's suitability for "Uncut Gems" can be attributed to his demonstrated dramatic range, authenticity in portraying complex characters, ability to balance humor with tension, and willingness to collaborate with fi lmmakers pushing creative boundaries. Why he would attract the target audience? His casting in "Uncut Gems" not only drew in his existing fanbase but also attracted a broader audience intrigued by the prospect of seeing him in a different and challenging role. The fi lm's critical success and Sandler's acclaimed performance further solidi fi ed its appeal across various audience segments.
  • 5. Lakeith Stanfield Lakeith Stan fi eld is a versatile actor who has made a signi fi cant impact on the entertainment industry. His performance in the horror fi lm "Get Out" showcased his ability to embody complex characters, contributing to the fi lm's impactful narrative. In the television series "Atlanta," he played the enigmatic character Darius with humor and depth, earning critical acclaim. Furthermore, his lead role in the satirical dark comedy "Sorry to Bother You" highlighted his range as an actor, exploring social commentary with a nuanced performance. These projects demonstrate Lakeith Stan fi eld's talent and his ability to take on roles that challenge and captivate audiences across various genres. Actor Why he was perfect for his role? Lakeith Stan fi eld's authentic portrayal of his character in "Uncut Gems" was particularly notable. His performance was a signi fi cant contribution to the overall effectiveness of the ensemble cast in conveying the intense and fast-paced atmosphere of the movie. Lakeith Stan fi eld's acting prowess, fl exibility, and range of roles make him an appealing fi gure to audiences. With his participation in "Uncut Gems," viewers who admire his contributions to modern cinema may be drawn to the fi lm.
  • 6. Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie The Safdie Brothers are renowned for their compelling fi lmmaking style, which includes notable works such as the gripping crime thriller "Good Time," the raw portrayal of addiction in "Heaven Knows What," and the family drama "Daddy Longlegs." Their distinctive approach to storytelling shines across various genres. The Safdie Brothers' distinct fi lmmaking style, characterized by intense realism and immersive storytelling, made them the perfect choice to direct "Uncut Gems." Their ability to create authentic, character-driven narratives aligned well with the high-stakes world of the Diamond District depicted in the fi lm. Their collaboration with Adam Sandler and the ensemble cast resulted in a critically acclaimed fi lm that explored the complexities of the central character, Howard Ratner. The Safdie Brothers' fi lmmaking style is characterized by intense storytelling, gritty realism, and a focus on authentic characters. Their approach is popular among viewers who appreciate raw, character-driven storytelling and unconventional cinema. Their critically acclaimed works like "Good Time" and “Heaven Knows What" have cultivated a following among cinephiles who seek out fi lms that challenge traditional norms.
  • 7. Differentiating Factor "Uncut Gems" is a uniquely intense and realistic fi lm that explores the world of jewelry dealing and gambling in the Diamond District. The character-driven narrative, led by Adam Sandler's portrayal of the morally complex Howard Ratner, adds depth to the storytelling. The Safdie Brothers' signature style, seen in their previous work "Good Time," is also evident, as are thematic similarities with fi lms like "The Gambler" and "Boogie Nights." The fi lm's balance between humor and tension creates an unpredictable narrative that immerses the audience in a speci fi c world and character, making "Uncut Gems" a memorable cinematic experience.