Sony's Crackle Officially Bringing Back David Spade for 'Joe Dirt 2'
by Ethan Anderton
October 10, 2014
You may remember this past spring that David Spade revealed in a Reddit AMA that he was developing a wholly unnecessary sequel to the 2001 comedy Joe Dirt. But rather than hitting theaters, the film was going to be the first to be distributed by Sony Pictures' streaming video service Crackle, which is where Jerry Seinfeld's popular web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" can be found. Now Crackle has officially announced that Joe Dirt 2 will begin shooting next month with Spade also executive producing and co-writing the film again with Fred Wolf, the original film's co-writer, who will be directing the film too.
There's no story details, but Crackle vaguely reveals the sequel will pick-up where the first film left off, following the comedic misadventures of the mullet-clad, lovable redneck. Eric Berger, Crackle GM and Sony EVP of Digital Networks says, "David Spade had a fresh and unique vision for Joe Dirt 2 that he could have brought anywhere and we couldn't be happier that he brought it to Crackle for a first-of-its-kind, worldwide release." We're pretty sure he couldn't have taken this anywhere, but whatever helps you sleep at night.
Spade couldn't be happier to get the lead role in a film for the first time in awhile, "I'm beyond stoked that 'Joe Dirt' will finally hit the screens again on Crackle. I've been sleeping in this wig for years and it will be nice to wear it in the daytime again." Happy Madison Productions will be producing the comedy again with shooting taking place in Louisiana. No word on what characters from the first film will return, though we're pretty sure Kid Rock doesn't have many other acting offers that will keep him away from coming back. Joe Dirt 2 arrives sometime in 2015. Does anyone care?