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Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "The Cobbler" comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Method Man, Melonie Diaz, Ellen Barkin, Dan Stevens and Steve Buscemi. Check it out below. Plot: Sandler plays a shoe repair man who suddenly finds himself with the ability to literally walk in other people's shoes; he can metaphysically step into their lives for a certain period of time. "The Cobbler" is directed by Tom McCarthy (The Visitor). A release date has yet to be announced. Trailer: »
Also written by McCarthy, who gave us The Visitor and The Station Agent, The Cobbler blends comedy, drama and fantasy and follows Sandler's leading man as he learns that he has the ability to metaphysically step into the lives of the people whose shoes he repairs. Dustin Hoffman, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz and Dan Stevens also star.
The trailer shows Sandler living a miserable life as a shoe-repair guy. Then one day, Method Man shows up with some cool shoes, and soon Sandler discovers a magical shoe-repairing machine that allows him to become someone else when he slips into their shoes. (What do you know, someone decided to make a movie about that old saying, »
- Laura Frances
One of the most scathingly reviewed films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was The Cobbler, the latest film from Thomas McCarthy. That is disappointing because Thomas McCarhy generally makes pretty good stuff, with The Station Agent, The Visitor and Win Win. However, hearing the fantastical premise of the film starring Adam Sandler, I had my suspicions about it. The Cobbler, which still does not have a release date in the Us, has a new international trailer, which you can watch below. After hearing the just venomous word of mouth coming out of this film, it is extremely difficult to care or have any sort of excitement for this film. It does not help I am not a Sandler fan in the slightest. Is there anyone out there interested in thisc Again, here is the trailer. yt id="kMVGScC0vDA" width="640" A lonely New York shoe repairman (Adam Sandler »
- Mike Shutt
A dramatic Adam Sandler role is a rare and wonderful thing, the actor delivering his best work when asked to tone his comedic persona way down. He is flexing this dramatic muscle again with The Cobbler, playing a fourth generation shoe maker who finds a way out of his humdrum everyday existence when he discovers the ability to live the lives of the person whose shoes he wears. Coming from The Station Agent and The Visitor writer/director Tom McCarthy, The Cobbler promises to be a heart warming fantasy blending comedy and drama in delightful ways, with Sandler getting fine support from Dustin Hoffman, Dan Stevens, Ellen Barkin, Chris 'Method Man' Smith, and Steve Buscemi. Released: 10th April 2015 (Irl/U.K.)/ ? (U.S.) »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The first international trailer for director Thomas McCarthy’s (The Station Agent) fantasy drama The Cobbler has been released online, and it’s certainly something. The film stars Adam Sandler as a disillusioned shoe repairman who happens upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see things from their perspective. The project had a lot of promise given McCarthy’s resume (Win Win, The Visitor) and Sandler's return to more dramatic material, but it premiered to almost astoundingly bad reviews at Tiff and this trailer makes it look like one of those joke movies from Funny People. Obviously the premise is tricky to pull off in a convincing manner, but boy does this look like a misfire. That probably explains why it still hasn’t acquired domestic distribution. Watch the first The Cobbler trailer for yourself after the jump, and check out »
- Adam Chitwood
The buzz about Adam Sandler's performance in The Cobbler following a premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival hasn't been significant, and that's mostly because reviews of the film itself haven't exactly been glowing. Now the first international trailer has arrived and this doesn't feel like it's directed by Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent, Win Win) at all. It feels like one of the films they forgot to place somewhere in Funny People. That's not to say it looks absolutely terrible, but there's something that just doesn't feel right. This isn't the kind of role we were hoping for from Sandler, but maybe it's good? Here's the first international trailer for Thomas McCarthy's The Cobbler from YouTube: The Cobbler is directed by Thomas McCarthy (Win Win, The Station Agent, The Visitor) from a script he co-wrote with newcomer Paul Sado. Following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, »
- Ethan Anderton
Tom McCarthy's Oscar-nominated 2007 indie feature The Visitor is being reworked, with the Next to Normal team of composer Tom Kitt and writer-lyricist Brian Yorkey currently at work on a musical adaptation aimed for Broadway. The project was announced Monday by lead producer Aaron Harnick, the nephew of veteran Broadway writer, lyricist and composer Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof). While no timeline has been set for the new musical, a private industry reading is scheduled for December. Writer-director McCarthy's film follows the ripple effects of a chance encounter between Walter Vale, a disillusioned, widowed Connecticut economics professor, with an
- David Rooney
Kelsey Grammer will play King Herod and Stephen Moyer will play Pontius Pilate in the upcoming four-hour miniseries adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's book "Killing Jesus" for the National Geographic Channel.
The film chronicles the life of Jesus, played by Haaz Sleiman ("The Visitor"), at a time of intense political and social and conflict in the Roman Empire that ultimately led to his death. "Law & Order" veteran Walon Green is tapped to write and executive produce the project.
Also onboard are Rufus Sewell as Caiaphas, Abhin Galeya as John the Baptist, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Herodia, Stephanie Leonidas as Salome, Eoin Macken as Antipas, John Rhys Davies as Annas, Aneurin Barnard as James, Vernon Dobtcheff as Isaiah, Tamsin Egerton as Claudia, John Lynch as Nicodemus, Joe Doyle as Judas, Alexis Rodney as Simon.
- Garth Franklin
John Rhys Davies (“Indiana Jones”), Haaz Sleiman (“The Visitor”) and Emmanuelle Chriqui (“Entourage”), also star, with other cast members including Rufus Sewell (“Hercules”), Eoin Macken (“The Night Shift”), Abhin Galeya (“The Bill”), Stephanie Leonidas (“Defiance”), Aneurin Bernard (“The White Queen”), Vernon Dobtcheff (“Before Sunset”), Tamsin Egerton (“The Look of Love”), John Lynch (“Sliding Doors”) and Alexis Rodney (“Guardians of the Galaxy”).
Based on the book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, the film will chronicle the life of Jesus of Nazareth through the retelling of political, social and historical conflicts during the Roman Empire surrounding his death.
“Killing Jesus” is set to begin filming this fall, »
- Shelli Weinstein
More than a year after signing on to adapt Bill O'Reilly's Killing Jesus, National Geographic Channel has set the all-star cast for the TV movie. Haaz Sleiman (The Visitor) will star as Jesus in the all-star cast that also includes Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Moyer, Emmanuelle Chriqui and John Rhys Davies,The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Based on the best-selling book by O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, the film chronicles the life of Jesus of Nazareth through the retelling of the political, social and historical conflicts during the Roman Empire that ultimately led to his death. Grammer (Boss) will
- Lesley Goldberg
One of the many films that premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was the latest from director Tom McCarthy, The Cobbler. In the modern-day fairy tale, Adam Sandler plays a lonely cobbler in New York City who feels like his life is going nowhere until he discovers a family heirloom that literally gives him the ability to “walk in another man’s shoes,” and see the world differently. The fantastical aspect is a bit of a departure for McCarthy after helming films like The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win, but he still keeps the film focused on the characters. The Cobbler also stars Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, Ellen Barkin,Melonie Diaz, Method Man, and Dan Stevens. Shortly after the world premiere I landed an exclusive interview with Ellen Barkin and Clifford Smith (Method Man). They talked about how the project came together, changes during production, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Principal photography begins today on Academy Award®-nominee Thomas McCarthy's riveting drama Spotlight, starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci. Written by Thomas McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight is a co-production of Anonymous Content and Rocklin/Faust, financed by Participant Media, and will be distributed by Open Road Films in the U.S. and by Entertainment One internationally.
Joining the cast are John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Billy Crudup and Jamey Sheridan. Spotlight will shoot in Boston for one week and then head to Toronto where filming will continue until the end of November.
Thomas McCarthy received an Oscar nomination for the screenplay Up, won a BAFTA award for the script of The Station Agent which he also directed and was named best director at the Independent Spirit Awards for The Visitor.
In 2001, the Boston Globe began an investigation that would rock the city and shock the world. »
Principal photography on Spotlight, the next movie from writer/director Thomas McCarthy (The Visitor), began today in Boston. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Billy Crudup, and Jamey Sheridan star in the drama. The script by McCarthy and Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate) centers on the Boston Globe investigative team who in 2001 fought "to expose the Boston Archdiocese’s systemic cover up of sexual abuse of children by ordained priests." Hit the jump for the press release with all the details. Participant Media’S “Spotlight” Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber And Stanley Tucci Goes To Camera In Boston Before Lensing In Toronto John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Billy Crudup And Jamey Sheridan Join Cast (September 25 – Boston, Ma) Principal photography begins today on Academy Award®-nominee Thomas McCarthy’s riveting drama Spotlight, starring Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart, »
- Brendan Bettinger
There’s certainly been a lot of water under the bridge since we last heard any news about Calibre Media’s Bone Tomahawk. The violent yarn has been in development for a long while, with Timothy Olyphant and Peter Sarsgaard attached to star at one point. Back in October 2012, Kurt Russell joined the flick, along with Dexter‘s Jennifer Carpenter. Since then, talk on the film has been largely silent. Things are picking back up for the western again, however, as Insidious star Patrick Wilson and Lost alum Matthew Fox have joined the project.
The pair will join the previously-announced Russell, as Sheriff Franklin Hunt, and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Six Feet Under) as a man named Chicory. No news on whether Carpenter will return, however.
In what is being termed a brutally violent tale, the film will follow four men who traipse out into the back end of beyond »
- Gem Seddon
Premiering at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was the latest from director Tom McCarthy, The Cobbler. In the modern-day fairy tale, Adam Sandler plays a lonely cobbler in New York City who feels like his life is going nowhere until he discovers a family heirloom that literally gives him the ability to “walk in another man’s shoes,” and see the world differently. The fantastical aspect is a bit of a departure for McCarthy after helming films like The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win, but he still keeps the film focused on the characters. The Cobbler also stars Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, Ellen Barkin,Melonie Diaz, Method Man, and Dan Stevens. Earlier today I landed an exclusive video interview with Adam Sandler and Thomas McCarthy. They talked about how the project came together, changes during production, the way they like to prepare for a role/project, editing, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Adam Sandler has taken some almighty drubbings from critics (including this one) for his series of increasingly moribund comedies over the past few years, so it deserves to be stated upfront: Of the many things that go horribly wrong with his latest, “The Cobbler,” none are even remotely his fault. In fact, credit him for taking on such an unusual project — a largely serious tale about a shoe repairman who can magically take on the appearance of his customers by donning their footwear — helmed by a director, Tom McCarthy, whose track record was previously unblemished. But the result is . Picked up by Image Entertainment, the film will surely test the limits of Sandler’s drawing power, and word of mouth might not be kind.
Though “The Cobbler’s” premise might make it seem an unusual choice for McCarthy, one can almost imagine it as a magical-realist twist on his lovely 2007 film, »
- Andrew Barker
The deal was closed Tuesday at the Toronto Film Festival, several days before the comedy-drama was due to screen in the Special Presentations section.
Thomas McCarthy directed from a script he co-wrote with Paul Dao about a shoe repairman able to step into the lives of his customers.
Voltage is handling international sales. Wme and Gersh are handling domestic sales.
McCarthy praised Sandler’s work ethic in an interview with Variety at the festival.
“The guy works so hard, but he makes it look like he’s not working,” McCarthy said. “He digs into the material. He discusses it and he keeps turning it over.”
McCarthy’s credits include “Win Win, »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: The Toronto Film Festival deals have taken a little while, but they are certainly piling up. Rlj/Image Entertainment is wrapping up a $3.5 million U.S. rights deal for The Cobbler, the Thomas McCarthy-directed comedy that stars Adam Sandler as a generational cobbler in New York who took over his father’s business and discovers that when he uses his old sewing machines, he becomes the people whose shoes he is repairing. It severely complicates the shoe-fixer’s boring life. The fable also stars Method Man, Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi.
The film was financed by Voltage, and the intention is to open it next year in a multi-platform release strategy that worked well with films from Snowpiercer to Arbitrage. The film doesn’t premiere until Friday, but buyers started lining up after seeing it at a P&I screening on Monday.
The theme of this Toronto has »
- Mike Fleming Jr
HBO has released a trailer for Lisa Cholodenko‘s Olive Kitteridge miniseries starring Frances McDormand (Fargo) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor). The Kids Are All Right filmmaker helms this four-part miniseries adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, about “the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid […]
- Peter Sciretta
Well, we'll say this for "The Cobbler,"it's probably the first anti-gentrification, magical shoe, Jewish fable in the history of cinema. But that's about where the praise ends for this baffling misfire from Oscar-nominated writer/director Tom McCarthy. The filmmaker has previously taken seemingly slight loglines—a lonely train enthusiast dwarf forms unlikely friendships ("The Station Agent"), a man gets involved in the life of an illegal immigrant ("The Visitor"), a lawyer and a client's grandson connect over wrestling ("Win Win")—to turn out funny, yet deeply human comedies that are observant and insightful about the struggles of quirky, but ordinary and relatable characters. But "The Cobbler" sets a wacky tone early, and never deviates from it, taking the aphorism "you can't know a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes" to gratingly literal and weirdly fantastical lengths. Adam Sandler—playing weary, rumpled and »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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