Following the news that the couple “broke up”, a new report from World of Reel suggests that production on The Safdie Brothers’ new collaboration with Adam Sandler has been postponed.
According to the latest report, production on the film was originally scheduled to begin last year in late winter. It was then moved back to April, then June, then July. Now, World of Reel says the film is set to begin production in August.
No reason was given for the delay. Additionally, a report earlier this week revealed that Benny Safdie will no longer be directing the upcoming film, with his brother, Josh Safdie, taking over full responsibilities. The split is said to be “temporary,” so it’s unclear if that played any part in the delay.
What is the next Safide Brothers movie?
The Safdie Brothers’ next project is set in the world of sports memorabilia, which they will write and produce. The film will be released on Netflix.
Sandler is set to star in the untitled film. Sandler previously collaborated with the Safdie Brothers on the critically acclaimed Uncut Gems, with the actor and director duo winning Independent Spirit Awards for their work on the film. Ben Affleck is in negotiations to star, alongside Megan Thee Stallion, Steve Harvey and Gael Garcia Bernal.
“In the world of elite sports card collecting in the 1990s, a retired baseball pitcher (Affleck) attempts a comeback as a sports memorabilia agent (Sandler) tries to capitalize on his success,” the plot details state. “Megan Thi Stallion Said to Play Affleck’s Girlfriend”.
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