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First Look: Adam Sandler Isn't Farting In Thomas McCarthy's 'The Cobbler'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 4:25 PM
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Adam Sandler's career—filled as it is with bodily functions, funny voices and studio paid vacations that double as movie sets—has been marked periodically by ambitions at more serious fare such as "Punch Drunk Love," "Spanglish" and "Reign Over Me." And as those titles suggest, results have been varied. The last time he stepped out of his comfort zone was in 2009 for Judd Apatow's "Funny People," but Sandler is coming in 2014 with a new movie that finds him playing a grown up instead of making a sequel to "Grown Ups."

Dustin Hoffman & Steve Buscemi Join Adam Sandler's 'The Cobbler' & More Casting Updates

  • By Ben Brock
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  • November 19, 2013 3:31 PM
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All the casting news that's fit to print! We reported last week on Dan Stevens attaching himself to the newest of Adam Sandler's periodic serious, grown-up movies (uh, not to be confused with his “Grown Ups” movies); this one's called "The Cobbler" and follows a cobbler (natch) who steps into his clients' lives as he mends their shoes.

Richard Gere Revives Jonathan Demme's Former 'Old Fires' & Dan Stevens Is ‘The Cobbler’ With Adam Sandler

  • By Ben Brock
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  • November 13, 2013 12:57 PM
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Over here in Britain, the 73rd season of “Downton Abbey” has just ended and everybody but me is losing their collective shit about how Lady Edith was abducted by Nazis while playing golf with the footman, or something. I don't know (and if I did, I wouldn't tell you: that pleasure is reserved for PBS). But while you may have to wait a while for Lady Edith to say something cutting about a gramophone, or whatever, your screens shall not be free of 'Downton' faces, notably Dan Stevens (aka Matthew Crawley), fresh from “The Fifth Estate” and slated to appear as Lancelot in “Night at the Museum 3.”

Adam Sandler Will Try Acting Again By Starring In Indie Drama 'The Cobbler' For 'The Visitor' Director Tom McCarthy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2013 3:22 PM
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For the most part, Adam Sandler is content to make exceedingly puerile and terrible movies, as long as they have big cheques attached to them, and let him hang out with pals in what usually amounts to a paid vacation. And while there is a certain segment of the population that loves those kinds of movies, every now and then, Sandler tries to his hand at actual acting. Of course, he led Paul Thomas Anderson's delirious romance "Punch Drunk Love," though even there, he was riffing on his on screen persona to some degree. Meanwhile, he's tried going serious with fare like "Funny People," "Spanglish" and perhaps most egregiously "Reign Over Me," to mixed results. And now he's pushing himself even further.

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