The Weeknd to Star Alongside Adam Sandler in Upcoming Crime Film

The 'Starboy' singer is making his acting debut in 'Uncut Gems'

July 24, 2019

While fans have been anxiously awaiting new music from The Weeknd, the “Call Out My Name” singer has something that’s arguably even more exciting in store.

The Weeknd is making his silver screen debut this winter. He’s set to star alongside Adam Sandler, Idina Menzel, Julia Fox, former NBA star Kevin Garnett, and more in an upcoming crime thriller.

The film, titled Uncut Gems, follows the story of high-stakes jeweler Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler). TIFF describes the story as “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.”

The film is currently scheduled for a Christmas Day release (December 25, 2019). Along with the film, The Weeknd previously teased that new music was due soon. At a November, 2018 show in his hometown of Toronto, the Starboy artist promised he was working on an album and that Chapter 6 is coming soon.