This is our first look at Adam Sandler in his new film The Cobbler. The movie is being directed by Tom McCarthy (Win,Win). Sandler plays "a lonely New York shoe repairman who starts to sense that he’s let life pass him by — going nowhere while fixing the shoes of more-assertive customers taking vacations and living adventures. Things change, though, when he discovers a family heirloom that magically lets him 'walk in another man’s shoes' and see the world differently." McCarthy had this to say in an interview with EW,
"For a guy who’s known as a funny guy, Adam has a very soulful quality to him. One of the things that makes Adam right for [the role] is that he does handle the various levels of comedy very well. And he transitions really well from comedy to drama. He can make even the smallest, simplest moments funny."
This should be a good film for Sandler, who has made a lot of crap films recently. I like it when he takes on off-beat, different roles like this. I hope that it turns out to be good!