Sandler, Hoffman team up in new film comedy

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Adam Sandler is a Jewish comic actor with a serious streak. Dustin Hoffman is a serious Jewish actor who can be pretty funny.

Put them both together and what do you get? “The Cobbler,” a comedy starring Sandler and, according to The Wrap, now Hoffman, too. No word on Hoffman’s role, but Sandler will play a shoe repairman who has powers that allow him to step into the lives of the people whose footwear he repairs.

Steve Buscemi also has a part in the film, joining already committed “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens. Tom McCarthy, the man behind indies such as “The Station Agent” and “The Visitor,” is set to direct.

Details of the plot are being kept secret. — jta