Complete with a mullet and beard, James looked nothing like his previous Mall Cop character, Officer Paul Blart — who opted for a close cut and trimmed mustache.
Though not much has been revealed about the upcoming Halloween murder-mystery, including James’ character, Geek Tyrant reported that the confirmed roles include a character named Officer Steve.
According to a casting call posted in May for the film, it’s expected to be about “a good-natured but eccentric community volunteer finds himself at the center of a real murder case on Halloween night.”
STINER/BLOCK is casting the Netflix @happymadison feature HUBIE HALLOWEEN. A good-natured but eccentric community volunteer finds himself at the center of a real murder case on Halloween night. Get spooked at https://t.co/elXaivamp7— CastingAbout (@CastingAbout) May 9, 2019
Production for the new movie has been taking place in Massachusetts, with James and Sandler both spotted in Marblehead, according to The Boston Globe — and an application was put in to film some scenes in Danvers.
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A synopsis of the film was shared with Danvers officials when the application was submitted and read: “Despite his devotion to his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts (and its legendary Halloween celebration), Hubie Dubois (Sandler) is a figure of mockery for kids and adults alike. But this year, something really is going bump in the night, and it’s up to Hubie to save Halloween,” Patch reported.