Adam Sandler Showed Christopher McDonald a Script for ‘Happy Gilmore 2’

Happy Gilmore Adam Sandler, 1996, golf ball
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We have exciting news for Happy Gilmore fans! Actor Christopher McDonald, who played Shooter McGavin in the film, confirmed that Adam Sandler told him he was working on a sequel. McDonald added that Sandler showed him a first draft of the script after fans demanded it. After he broke the news, representatives for Sandler reportedly refused to comment about it, staying tight-lipped about the project. Maybe McDonald let the cat out of the bag a bit too early?

He shared on a radio show, “I saw Adam about two weeks ago, and he says to me, ‘McDonald, you’re gonna love this.’ I said, ‘What?’ He says, ‘How about that,’ and he shows me the first draft of Happy Gilmore 2. Maybe you should cut that out because I don’t wanna be a liar, but he did show me that, and I thought, ‘Well, that would be awesome.’ So it’s in the works. Fans demand it, damn it!”

Happy Gilmore Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Adam Sandler, 1996

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The 1996 film Happy Gilmore starred Sandler as an angry former hockey player who finds a talent for golf. He joins a golf tour with the help of ex-pro golfer Chubbs Peterson (the late Carl Weathers) to make money to save his grandmother’s home and beat the cocky McGavin. Sandler co-wrote the film, which became a cult classic for many comedy fans. It featured some impressive guest stars including Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen, Kevin Nealon, and the late Bob Barker.

Happy Gilmore Christopher McDonald, Adam Sandler, 1996, golf club

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No word yet on any details of the sequel but it is assumed that Sandler and McDonald will return for a new story. McDonald added that playing Shooter McGavin was one of his top favorite roles to play. We will keep you posted on any new details! Are you excited about the prospect of a Happy Gilmore sequel? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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