Crackle is poised to make history with the announcement today that production will begin next month on Joe Dirt 2, the first ever made-for-digital sequel to a major motion picture. David Spade returns in the eponymous role as Joe Dirt, re-teaming with Fred Wolf to co-write and executive produce the sequel to the Columbia Pictures cult favorite. Wolf will also direct. Joe Dirt 2 will be produced by Happy Madison Productions. Production begins mid-November on location in Louisiana-the backdrop of the Baton Rouge based original feature film. The feature is scheduled to be released in 2015 on Crackle and all Crackle platforms.
The long-awaited sequel to the Columbia Pictures cult favorite comedy will pick-up where the first film left off, following the comedic misadventures of the mullet-clad, lovable redneck Joe Dirt.
Here's what David Spade had to say about returning for the sequel.
"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."
Eric Berger, Crackle GM and Sony EVP of Digital Networks, had this to say about the sequel in his statement.
"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. 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."