EXCLUSIVE: The AFM will feature an Adam Sandler project as Voltage Pictures prepares to commence pre-sales on The Cobbler.

Voltage is fully financing the drama from director Tom McCarthy, set to begin shooting on November 11 in New York before Sandler goes off to film Men, Women & Children for Jason Reitman.

The Cobbler centres on a fourth generation shoemaker who finds a magical sewing machine in his father’s basement that enables him to experience life as other people when he wears their shoes.

Mary Jane Skalski, Voltage chief Nicolas Chartier and McCarthy will produce and Voltage’s Zev Foreman is on board as executive producer alongside Michael Bederman.

WME and Gersh handle US rights.