The Cobbler came together really quickly, largely because the time between Adam Sandler deciding to make it and when he’d be need on the set of Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children was very short. So only a few weeks after it was officially announced in September, a (surprisingly good) cast was rounded up and the movie went into production.
Now the first image from the movie has arrived, which you can see above.
Sandler plays the title character, a shoe repairman blessed with the ability to enter the lives of his customers. The likes of Dan Stevens, Dustin Hoffman, Method Man, Steve Buscemi plays a character named Manny.
Thomas McCarthy is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Paul Sado. Of the film McCarthy tells EW, “I lived above a shoe-repair shop in New York City that I used to walk by every day, and I always just kind of was fascinated with it, looking in and seeing an endless maze of shoes sitting around. I was kind of thinking about the expression of, ‘You don’t know a man until you walk a mile in his shoes’ one day and what the origin of that was and what that would mean to translate that into a story.”