Adam Sandler is 'The Cobbler' for Indie Drama from Thomas McCarthy
It sounds like Adam Sandler is on the verge of a real career boost. Director Jason Reitman is hoping to land Sandler for an adaptation of Chad Kultgen's novel Men, Woman & Children along with Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt, and now another indie director is trying to land the comedy star. The Wrap has word that Sandler is currently in talks to star in The Cobbler, a new indie drama from Win Win and The Station Agent director Thomas McCarthy. Sandler would play a shoe repair man with the ability to literally walk in other people's shoes; he can metaphysically step into their lives for a certain period of time.
McCarthy is hoping to make The Cobbler his next film as his Catholic Church sex scandal drama Spotlight is searching for a new home after DreamWorks decided not to move forward with the project. If all goes well, Sandler would shoot the film before he would move onto Reitman's project. Considering some of Sandler's best work has resulted from his non-comedic roles in films like Spanglish, Punch-Drunk Love and Reign Over Me, this sounds like nothing but good news. After a string of his usual terrible comedies like Grown Ups 2, this sounds like a breath of fresh air for Sandler.