15 November 2013 8:41 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If you're like me, you're still a little annoyed at Dan Stevens for abruptly departing Downton Abbey and reducing both the UK and Us to soul-rattling tears in that cruel Christmas special . But with the saga of Matthew Crawley behind him, Stevens is moving on to movies, the latest of which is Tom McCarthy's The Cobbler. Variety reports Stevens has joined the cast, which is fronted by funnyman Adam Sandler. The casting choice of Sandler stunned us when it was first announced last September. McCarthy is a writer-director known for his tender and thought-provoking dramedies like The Station Agent, which launched Peter Dinklage, The Visitor, which earned leading man Richard Jenkins a well-deserved Academy Award nomination, and Win Win, which co-starred former Oscar nominees Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan. On the other hand, Sandler--though he has dabbled in dramedy with Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love and James L. Brooks »

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