Fresh off a horrifying string of lowest common denominator moneymakers like Grown Ups 2, Jack and Jill, and That’s My Boy, it looks like Adam Sandler might be trying something he often forgets how to do – actually act.
The Hollywood Reporter shares news that the actor is in negotiations to star in Tom McCarthy’s upcoming The Cobbler. Indie director McCarthy has helmed charming dramas like The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win, so the possibility of Sandler working under his direction signals that the guy who made films like Funny People and Punch-Drunk Love isn’t totally gone just yet.
Few details are available about the film, but THR does report that “sources say the modern day tells of a shoe man who has the ability to metaphysically step into the lives of the people whose shoes he repairs.” Let’s hope Sandler actually realizes what sort of film this is and doesn’t think it’s another wacky comedy for him to phone in.
Another good sign? Sandler is poised to star in Jason Reitman’s Men Women & Children after The Cobbler, so perhaps his “acting” career still has legs on it. After all, does anyone want to see another Grown Ups film?
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