The Sony Pictures Television-owned content creator will begin production in Louisiana in mid-November on what it claims will be the first made-for-digital sequel to a major feature.
David Spade will reprise his lead role from Columbia Pictures’ 2001 adventure comedy in which he played a hapless redneck in search of his parents.
Fred Wolf will co-write and serve as executive producer and once again Happy Madison Productions produces.
The feature is scheduled to be released in 2015 on Crackle and all Crackle platforms.
“I’m beyond stoked that Joe Dirt will finally hit the screens again on Crackle,” said Spade. “I’ve been sleeping in this wig for years and it will be nice to wear it in the daytime again.”
“David Spade had a fresh and unique vision for Joe Dirt 2 that he could have brought anywhere and we couldn’t be happier that he brought it to Crackle for a first-of-its-kind, worldwide release,” said Crackle GM and Sony evp of digital networks Eric Berger.
“The original film has been a longtime viewer favorite, ranking among the most viewed in our library, and we decided to produce and distribute the sequel as a feature for fans everywhere.”