Since stepping on the scene, Lakeith Stanfield has stayed busy with one project after another. His newly announced role sends him to the diamond district.
Lakeith Stanfield joins Uncut Gems cast alongside Adam Sandler. The film also was recently acquired by Netflix.
Via Coming Soon:
According to Deadline, star Lakeith Stanfield has joined the cast of The Safdie Brothers and A24’s crime-drama-comedy film, Uncut Gems. He joins Adam Sandler in the film which will be distributed internationally by Netflix.
Uncut Gems is set in the Diamond district of New York City which follows the story of a jewelry store owner (Sandler) with a gambling addiction while trying to handle two relationships and debts at once. Stanfield is set to play as a key ally to a famous client of the jewelry store.
In addition to Stanfield, Eric Bogosian (Wonderland, Blade: Trinity) and Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer, Freaks, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) have also been cast to appear in the film. The film is expected to start filming later this year with casting is still ongoing.
Uncut Gems was co-written by Josh Safdie and Ben Safdie along with frequent writing collaborator Ronald Bronstein. The dramedy is being produced by Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson of Elara Pictures together with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush through Scott Rudin Productions. Award winning director Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas,The Departed, Hugo) and Emma Tillinger Koskoff are executive producing.