Toronto: Image Takes Adam Sandler's 'The Cobbler' for U.S.

The Cobbler
Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival

Sandler can magically "walk in another man’s shoes"

Image Entertainment has scooped up Adam Sandler-starrer The Cobbler for the U.S.

The $3.5 million deal closed Tuesday in Toronto. The film, directed by Thomas McCarthy (Station Agent), is screening as a special presentation at the fest on Sept. 11.

The film follows a New York shoe repairman (Sandler) who discovers a magical heirloom that allows him to "walk in another man's shoes." McCarthy co-wrote the script with Paul Dao.

The Cobbler co-stars Dustin Hoffman, Ellen Barkin and Steve Buscemi, who received strong praise in THR's review: "Steve Buscemi, who has joined Sandler in some of his worst films, is a key asset here. As the barber who has worked next door to the cobbler's shop for decades, he single-handedly evokes the neighborhood's working-class roots and is on hand for the film's most thematically successful scenes."

WME and Gersh are handling domestic sales while Voltage has international.