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

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.