Posted on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
David Spade has posted a photo of him in costume for Crackle’s Joe Dirt sequel Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser. Hit the jump to see the photo and find out more about the upcoming sequel
Star David Spade posted the following photo on instagram with the caption “Day 1. Lets get this sh*t started! #imjoedirt #whatscrappenin”:
Producer Adam Sandler posted the following photo of the Joe Dirt mullet and the script for Joe Dirt II: Beautiful Loser on his personal Facebook:
What do you think of the title Joe Dirt II: Beautiful Loser? My original article “Joe Dirt 2: Crackle Is Going To Make The Sequel No One Asked For” about the film sequel from October 10th 2014 follows:
The digital streaming revolution of Amazon and Netflix was expected to combat Hollywood’s sequel/reboot/adaptation overload with new original and interesting tv shows and films. And while that has happened for the most part, we must remember that when a big Hollywood studio is behind it we’ll eventually get more of the same. So it should be no surprise that the Sony-owned digital streaming service Crackle is getting into the game announcing a movie sequel — but was it a sequel anyone was even asking for?
Crackle has announced that they have signed David Spade to reprise his role as Joe Dirt in the yet-to-be-subtitled sequel Joe Dirt 2. The announcement comes a week after Happy Madison (also involved in Dirt 2) announced a deal with Netflix which would see four Adam Sandler original films on the streaming service.
Production will begin in Mid-November 2014, with an expected release in 2015 on Crackle and “on all Crackle platforms”, whatever that means. David Spade tells Deadline “I’m beyond stoked that ‘Joe Dirt’ will finally hit the screens again on Crackle. I’ve been sleeping in this wig for years and it will be nice to wear it in the daytime again.” Sadly, Spade was not able to out-do Sandler’s Netflix press release quote ““When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only, Netflix rhymes with ‘wet chicks.’”
Eric Berger, Crackle GM and Sony EVP of Digital Networks, claims that “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.” He then goes on to reveal the reason they greenlit the sequel: “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.”
The 2001 film Joe Dirt starred David Space as the title character, a “white trash” young man who through his search for his parents discovers himself.
The original Joe Dirt cost $17.7 million to produce and grossed $30.9 million, which was considered a moderate success. The film’s critical reception has been generally negative, earning a Rotten Tomatoes score of only 11% (you have to try hard to get a score that low) from reviews with quotes like the following one from Peter Travers:
In one scene, raw sewage is dumped on Joe. See Joe Dirt and you’ll know how that feels.
The movie became the brunt of many jokes. Weird Al” Yankovic’s song “Close but No Cigar” contains the lyrics “I thought after all these years of searching around, I’d found my soulmate finally/But one day I found out she actually owned a copy of Joe Dirt on DVD.” Strangely, the mainstream viewing public seemed to enjoy the film much more than critics — 5.9 rating on IMDB and a 64% on Flixter. They even tried to make the 2001 film into a 2010 animated series but TBS did not pick up the pilot.
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