From music to movies – The Weeknd is set to star in his first film!

 

 

It’s been reported The Weeknd will make his acting debut alongside Adam Sandler in the upcoming film, Uncut Gems.  According to a statement released from TIFF, they describe the movie as, “An electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (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.”

 

 

 

 

 

According to Billboard, “The 135-minute film has a decorated cast outside of Sandler and The Weeknd that includes former NBA superstar Kevin Garnett, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel, LaKeith Stanfield, Noa Fisher, and more. Brothers Benny and Josh Safdie both serve as co-directors of Uncut Gems, which will eventually find its way to Netflix.”

 

 

 

As IMDb reported, Uncut Gems is set to have a Christmas Day release.

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