David Spade Developing 'Joe Dirt' Sequel for Sony's Crackle
The film will have a home on digital
Joe Dirt is making a comeback.
The 2001 film about a custodian who becomes an unlikely hero is getting a sequel exclusively on Sony's over-the-top network, Crackle. Production on Joe Dirt 2 begins in November on location in Louisiana, Crackle announced Friday. The film is scheduled to debut on all Crackle platforms in 2015.
Comedian David Spade is reprising his role as Joe Dirt and has reteamed with Fred Wolf to co-write and executive produce the project. Wolf will direct the film, which will be produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions.
Joe Dirt 2 will pick up where the first comedy left off and will follow the misadventures of the mullet-clad redneck.
"I'm beyond stoked that Joe Dirt will finally hit the screens again on Crackle," said Spade. "I've been sleeping in this wig for years, and it will be nice to wear it in the daytime again."
Added Crackle general manager Eric Berger: "The original film has been a longtime viewer favorite, ranking among the most viewed in our library, and we decided to produce and distribute the sequel as a feature for fans everywhere."
Crackle, which offers a library of film and television content, has expanded into original productions with series such as Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and drama Cleaners. The digital network's first film—Extraction, starring Danny Glover—debuted last year.