Tue. Nov 28th, 2023

The director duo of Josh and Benny Safdie are picking up more cast members for their upcoming film, with Deadline reporting that artist Megan Thee Stallion is in talks to star alongside Adam Sandler in the project.

It’s unclear exactly what Megan Thee Stallion’s role in the film will be, but her acting career has already begun blossoming, with roles in shows like P-Valley, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, and Good Girls. She’ll also make her feature film debut in A24’s R-rated musical comedy film F–king Identical Twins, where she’ll co-star alongside Nathan Lane, Bowen Yang, and Megan Mullally.

Outside of the world of acting, Megan Thee Stallion is best known for her music, with hit songs “Savage” and “WAP” earning her number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, she also became the second female rapper to ever win the Best New Artist award and was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the 2020 Time 100.

The upcoming film, which is set to be released by streaming giant Netflix, has no real plot information as of yet. Although Sandler previously said that the film would take place in the world of sports memorabilia; specifically the world of card collecting. The Safdies will direct the project from a script written by the pair and will also serve as producers on the film, which will begin filming later this year.

The trio of the Safdies and Sandler first got together for 2019’s Uncut Gems, a film that received critical acclaim partly due to Sandler’s performance. Uncut Gems earned Sandler a great deal of praise for his intense and more dramatic performance, with the actor winning the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.

By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.