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'Happy Gilmore' star Christopher McDonald says sequel in the works

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"Happy Gilmore" could be getting a sequel.

Actor Christopher McDonald, who played villain Shooter McGavin in the 1996 sports comedy, revealed Friday on Audacy's 92.3 The Fan that he was recently shown a script by Adam Sandler for "Happy Gilmore 2."

"I saw Adam about two weeks ago, and he says to me, 'McDonald, you're gonna love this.' I said, 'What?' He says, 'How 'bout that,' (and) he shows me the first draft of 'Happy Gilmore 2,'" McDonald said. "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, dammit."

The original movie stars Sandler as an aspiring hockey player who, after discovering a talent for golf, competes in a tournament in an attempt to save his grandmother's house from foreclosure. The film proved to be a commercial success, grossing $39 million on a budget of only $12 million.

Sandler has shown support for a "Happy Gilmore" sequel before, telling "The Dan Patrick Show" in 2021 that he would green light the project.

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