Crackle’s ‘Joe Dirt’ Sequel Is Actually Happening
Yes, Crackle is making a “Joe Dirt” sequel. In fact the feature-film project, which was first announced by the streaming service during its Newfront in 2013, is about to start production.
“Joe Dirt 2” will bring back David Spade as the titular mulleted redneck. While there aren’t many details available regarding the script or story, Crackle says the film will pick-up right where the first one left off.
In addition to starring in the film, Spade will also co-write and executive produce the project with the first film’s screenwriter Fred Wolf. It will be directed by Wolf, and produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions.
Production on “Joe Dirt 2” will begin in mid-November on location in Louisiana, targeting a 2015 Crackle-wide release.
“The original film has been a longtime viewer favorite, ranking among the most viewed in our library,” said Eric Berger, GM of Crackle and EVP of digital networks at Sony Pictures Television, in a statement. It’s one of the reasons why Crackle “decided to produce and distribute the sequel as a feature for fans everywhere,” he added.Tags: Crackle, Crackle Originals, David Spade, DCNF programming, Digital Feature, feature film, Fred Wolf, Happy Madison Productions, Joe Dirt 2, Sony Pictures Television