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  • The film had it's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019.
  • Jonah Hill was originally set to star as the lead, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
  • The Safdie Brothers initially wanted to make this film prior to Good Time (2017), but couldn't move ahead due problems with financing. During that waiting period, Robert Pattinson contacted the brothers after he discovered the photo/poster of actress Arielle Holmes covered in pink neon light from their previous film Heaven Knows What (2014) on the internet. He was so intrigued by the energy of the photograph, that he wrote an email to the directors without knowing them and said he wanted to work with them. After they met with Pattinson, liking him and being inspired by his energy, the Safdie's spontaneously started to write Good Time with him in mind. After the film's premiere in Cannes and the following success, the brothers found themselves getting calls from Hollywood executives with offers including a big-budget superhero movie, which they declined and instead secured financing for Uncut Gems.
  • The film had it's world premiere at the 2019 Telluride Film Festival.
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