The Weeknd, Uncut Gems Trailer

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The Weeknd is coming to the big screen!

The singer stars in the upcoming Safdie brothers' film Uncut Gems alongside Adam Sandler, which tells the story of a high-end New York City jewelry store owner and dealer named Howard Ratner. Ratner (played by Sandler) has some affluent clientele and finds himself struggling to pay his debts after some high-stake gambles. 

We get a first look at The Weeknd's acting skills in the movie's official trailer, in which the Grammy winner—he plays himself—can be seen getting into a heated argument with Sandler's character. The fight appears to take place backstage after The Weeknd gives a performance. This happens after Sandler's character realizes that he's in serious trouble with the people that he's made deals with, making us think that The Weeknd is one of them.

From the looks of it, Uncut Gems was shot before the singer debuted his shocking new haircut as he's still rocking his signature hairstyle. 

This is the first time that the "Starboy" singer has stepped in front of the camera. And he was excited to share the project with his fans, teasing the official trailer's premiere on Twitter last week. "Proud of these boys," he wrote.

The singer is also lending his voice to the film and has a song that can be heard throughout the Uncut Gems trailer.

The Weeknd isn't the only surprising A-lister in the film's cast. He's joined by basketball star Kevin Garnett, as well as Get Out's Lakeith Stanfield, Frozen's Idina Menzeland newcomer Julia Fox.

Watch Sandler and The Weeknd's intense fight in the trailer below.

Uncut Gems hits theaters this December.

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