Every once in a while Adam Sandler steps away from his usual movies, the lighthearted rom-coms and goofy stuff, and does something more dramatic such as Punch Drunk Love, Reign Over Me, and so on.
When it comes to one of his latest projects, titled The Cobbler, things are a little bit different. The movie’s premise sounds like something you’d expect to see Sandler in (a cobbler discovers he can put on the shoes of others and become them!), but the thing here is that, while still clearly a comedy, it’s delivered a little more seriously, with Sandler seemingly using his more serious actor side for at least a chunk of it. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen, but you can see the trailer for yourself below.
The movie comes from director Thomas McCarthy, whose previous credits are indie dramas such as The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win. McCarthy is also known as a writer, among those nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Pixar’s Up, as well as an actor, starring in titles like Meet the Parents, The Wire, Syriana, and 2012.
The Cobbler also stars Steve Buscemi, Melonie Diaz, Method Man, Ellen Barkin, and Dustin Hoffman.