The Big Ticket sure a ‘Gem’

Gar­nett, San­dler work­ing on Net­flix crime dram­edy se­ries

Boston Herald - - INSIDE TRACK - by Olivia Vanni

And the award for un­likely duos goes to Kevin Gar­nett and Adam San­dler. The for­mer Celtic dropped a ma­jor hint that he’s work­ing with the co­me­dian on his lat­est movie project, “Un­cut Gems,” post­ing a selfie from the set. “The look you have when you chillin/work­ing with one of your child­hood idol’s (sic)… ‘we work­ing ya’ll,’ ” Gar­nett cap­tioned the photo of him­self and San­dler, deem­ing his time in pro­duc­tion with the Sand­man “#EPIC #GOATLIFE.” Rap­per and ac­tor Lakeith Stan­field also man­aged to squeeze at least part of his face into the frame of the pic. Gar­nett ac­knowl­edged the “At­lanta” star in the cap­tion, teas­ing, “I see u peep a boo azz.” The A24 movie is a crime dram­edy cen­ter­ing on New York City’s Di­a­mond Dis­trict and is slated for a Net­flix re­lease next year. San­dler will play a jew­elry store owner whose life dra­mat­i­cally starts to spi­ral when his in­ven­tory of bling is stolen. As of now, it’s un­clear what role Gar­nett will have in the film. Pre­vi­ously, The Big Ticket’s act­ing ex­pe­ri­ence was con­fined to the court, with him play­ing an un­cred­ited bas­ket­ball player in the 1994 movie “Blue Chips” and Wilt Cham­ber­lain in the 1996 HBO flick “Re­bound: The Leg­end of Earl ‘The Goat’ Mani­gault.” Be­sides San­dler, Gar­nett and Stan­field, the cast of “Un­cut Gems” in­cludes: Pom Kle­men­ti­eff, known for her work in “Guardians of the Gal­axy” and “Avengers: In­fin­ity War”; Judd Hirsch, rec­og­nized for his roles in “In­de­pen­dence Day” and “Taxi”; and Id­ina Men­zel, whose pipes have been heard in “Frozen,” “Rent” — both on Broad­way and in the film adap­ta­tion of the mu­si­cal — as well as “Glee.” Josh and Ben Safdie of “Good Time” fame are di­rect­ing the San­dler pic, us­ing a script the broth­ers wrote along­side Ron­ald Bron­stein. Pro­duc­ers in­clude Scott Rudin, EliBush, Se­bas­tian Bear-McClard and Os­car Boyson, while Martin Scors­ese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff are signed onto the project as ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers.

KARL GEHRING / THE DEN­VER POST FILE; AP FILE, IN­SET

Kevin Gar­nett and Adam San­dler, in­set. are work­ing to­gether on ‘Un­cut Gems.’

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