THE COBBLER is a warm and character-driven comedy that plays to the strengths of Adam Sandler’s and Thomas McCarthy's most commercial successes. Sandler plays a 4th generation shoe-maker who discovers a magical sewing machine in his father’s basement that allows him to transform into other people by wearing their shoes. Similar in theme to Tom Hanks' BIG, TRADING PLACES, and 13 GOING ON 30, THE COBBLER provides the perfect vehicle for Sandler to exhibit his endearing and selfless boyish charm, taking him on a voyage of self-discovery and learning the importance of family via the magic of “walking a mile in another man’s shoes.” A journey that results not only in changing himself, but the world around him.
Director: Thomas McCarthy (Win Win, The Visitor, Up, Station Agent)
Cast: Adam Sandler (Grown Ups, Click), two-time Academy Award Winner and five-time Oscar nominee Dustin Hoffman (Meet the Fockers, Rain Man, The Graduate), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, Fargo, Reservoir Dogs), Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station, Be Kind Rewind), Method Man (Redtails, How High), Ellen Barkin (Brooklyn’s Finest, Oceans 13,Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas).