Adam Sandler & The Safdie Brothers Tap Megan Thee Stallion For Upcoming Movie: Report

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Film fanatics are eager to see what the "Uncut Gems" collaborators are cooking up, potentially in cahoots with the "Hot Girl Summer" hitmaker.

As the fourth anniversary of the Safdie Brothers' Uncut Gems approaches, film fanatics are raving over an exciting tidbit of gossip from within the industry. After tapping The Weeknd to play himself in their Adam Sandler-led thriller, the creatives may be working with yet another recording artist in their upcoming project – Megan Thee Stallion. According to Deadline, the Houston-born rap diva may be joining the cast, alongside the Grown Ups star, who many are eager to see work with the Safdies once again.

Many of the project's details remain under wraps at this time, though we do know it's been produced for Netflix and will take place "in the world of sports memorabilia." Safdie siblings Josh and Benny wrote the screenplay, which has incredibly high expectations following the sweeping (albeit snubbed) sensation that was Uncut Gems. While Thee Stallion is best known for her tantalizing twerking and braggadocious bars, this rumoured upcoming role certainly won't be her first venture into acting.

Megan Thee Stallion's Acting Resume Continues to Grow

Megan Thee Stallion performs onstage during the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 24, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

In the world of television, she's previously appeared in Disney+'s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, as well as the STARZ stripper drama, P-Valley. In addition to that, we've also seen Thee Stallion alongside industry veterans like Christina Hendricks and Matthew Lillard in NBC's Good Girls. As far as films go, the world is anxiously awaiting the "Hot Girl Summer" hitmaker's theatrical debut in A24's upcoming musical comedy, F*cking Identical Twins. Other famous faces in the cast include Nathan Lane, Bowen Yang, and Megan Mullaly.

In other news, now that she's officially back outside following a hiatus after Tory Lanez's trial, Megan Thee Stallion is preparing for her first performance of the year on Friday (March 31). The concert will mark her first time taking to the stage in Houston in several years, and 1501's Carl Crawford sent out a surprisingly warm welcome letter ahead of her concert. Read what the label head had to say here, and let us know if you're excited about the Safdie brother's upcoming movie in the comments.

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.