After a string of low-brow comedies such as Grown Ups 2, That's My Boy and Jack and Jill, Adam Sandler is returning to the indie scene with The Cobbler.
Adam Sandler is in talks to star in The Cobbler for director Thomas McCarthy
Thomas McCarthy is directing the comedy, which follows a modern-day cobbler who has the meta-physical ability to enter the lives of the people whose shoes he repairs.
Mary Jane Skalski, who produced the filmmaker's directorial outings The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win, is producing The Cobbler, which will be budgeted at $10 million.
Thomas McCarthy was set to direct the Untitled Boston Globe Project, based on the true story of how the Boston Globe exposed the abuse of young boys in the Catholic Church, but now that project has been pushed into next year. The project, which we first reported on in April, is searching for a new studio home after DreamWorks dropped it, along with the lead actors.
It isn't known when shooting will begin on The Cobbler, although the current plan is for Adam Sandler to shoot this before going to work on Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children.