Joe Dirt 2, a sequel to the 2001 comedy starring David Spade, is on its way.
Digital distribution company Crackle announced they would be making history by releasing “the first ever made-for-digital sequel to a major motion picture.”
Joe Dirt told the story of a “loveable redneck” on the search for his parents who abandoned him when he was a baby at the grand canyon. Spade is set to reprise his titular role in the sequel, which will be picking up where the first film left off.
Spade co-wrote the first film alongside Fred Wolf, and they’ll be writing this one too. Wolf has also been attached to direct.
“I’m beyond stoked that ‘Joe Dirt’ will finally hit the screens again on Crackle,” said David Spade in the press release. “I’ve been sleeping in this wig for years and it will be nice to wear it in the daytime again.”
Production on the sequel is to begin mid-November in Louisiana. The film will be released on Crackle and all Crackle platforms sometime next year.