The Safdie Brothers Sign First-look Deal with HBO
This is how HBO wins: The network has signed a two-year first look deal with “Uncut Gems” writer-directors Josh and Benny Safdie.Variety reported that duo and Elara Pictures, which the brothers co-founded with Sebastian Bear-McClard and Ronald Bronstein in 2014, will produce film and television projects for the platform.
A24, which produced the Safdie brothers’ “Uncut Gems” and “Good Time,” as well as acclaimed films such as “Midsommar,” will executive produce all projects under the deal and will partner with Elara on certain projects outside the deal.Terms of the Safdie brothers’ HBO deal were not disclosed and an HBO representative did not return a request for comment.The deal could result in the Safdie brothers’ first television project.
The duo’s filmography has been widely praised and last year’s Adam Sandler-led “Uncut Gems” received particularly widespread praise from critics.
The film, where Sandler plays a gambling-addicted jeweler,
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