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.
Now just keep Sandler away from editing the script and the final editing room and this movie could be great.
Charlie Hard on Sep 19, 2013
Punch-Drunk Love alone has me believing Sandler is an amazing actor. Can't wait for this.
Nielsen700 on Sep 19, 2013
It sounds like he's desperate to get some credibility back and then go on to do his low-brow cash-cow flicks..
DavideCoppola on Sep 20, 2013
The strange part is that there are other easy moneymakers he could do that aren't Happy Madison. Imagine the box office potential and possibly the critical reception of Sandler being in a movie with Will Ferrell that's a Gary Sanchez production instead of a Happy Madison one.
ASFan on Sep 20, 2013
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cobrazombie on Sep 24, 2013
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