EXCLUSIVE: Actor-writer Eric Bogosian is finalizing a deal to join Adam Sandler in the Safdie brothers’ Good Time follow-up Uncut Gems for A24. The Law & Order alum will have a key role opposite Sandler, I understand.
Pic’s script comes from the Safdies — Josh and Ben — and Ronald Bronstein. Producers are Scott Rudin and Eli Bush through Scott Rudin Produtions and Elara Pictures’ Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson. Rudin and Bush team frequently with A24 — most recently on Lady Bird — and the Safdies recently worked with the distributor on Robert Pattinson-starrer Good Time. Martin Scorsese & Emma Tillinger Koskoff are executive producers.
I gather the movie will be set in the diamond district of New York and Sandler will play a jewelry store owner and dealer to the rich and famous whose life becomes complicated when some of his merchandise is stolen.
Bogosian has most recently been seen in HBO’s Succession and Showtime’s Billions. The novelist, playwright and all-rounder is well known for his plays Talk Radio and subUrbia, which both became movies, as well as numerous one-man shows. He was among supporting cast in 2017 JD Salinger bio-pic Rebel In The Rye and voiced the role of the narrator in Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip. He is repped by UTA and Brookside Artist Management.