Shalom Life | January 26, 2015

Toddler Lands Role in Sandler Movie via YouTube [VIDEO]

3-year-old baseball fanatic, Christian Haupt, scored a role in Adam Sandler's 'That's My Boy' after a casting director spotted him on YouTube.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: February 17th, 2012 in Culture » Film » News

Toddler Lands Role in Sandler Movie via YouTube [VIDEO]

3-year old baseball fanatic, Christian Haupt, was cast in Adam Sandler’s upcoming film ‘That’s My Boy’ after a Hollywood casting director spotted him playing baseball in a YouTube video.

Haupt absolutely loves baseball. In fact, he is addicted to it. He loves the sport so much that he wears his little uniform to preschool every day. His favourite team is the Dodgers and he goes to sleep every night with bedtime stories about Babe Ruth and other baseball legends. Apparently, the kid has no interest in watching cartoons. When watching TV, he only watches baseball, and on long car rides, he belts “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”.

So it comes as no surprise that Haupt’s parents have made a lot of homemade videos featuring their child prodigy. Last summer, when Haupt was only 2, his parents posted a video to YouTube of their son playing hardball.

Less than a week after the video was posted, the casting director for “That’s My Boy” spotted it. He was flown out to Cape Cod in August of last year and filmed a small scene that includes Haupt appearing to play baseball better than his adult competitors.

‘That’s My Boy’ will be released on June 15th and stars Adam Sandler, Leighton Meester, and Andy Samberg.

Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last TrendingAdam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO] Adam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO] TrendingSeth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes Seth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes Trending
 

Startup Club: Forewards

January 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Startup Club: Forewards

We speak to the CTO of the budding Toronto-based marketing company

Read More

Dutch Jews Want Army Troops Positioned Outside Synagogues

January 23, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Dutch Jews Want Army Troops Positioned Outside Synagogues

Calls from Jewish leaders come in the wake of Hyper Cacher attack near Paris

Read More

Saudi Arabia Blames Israel for anti-Semitism at First UN Conference on anti-Semitism

January 23, 2015 | By JNS.org
Saudi Arabia Blames Israel for anti-Semitism at First UN Conference on anti-Semitism

Ambassador Abdallah al-Mouallimi cites Israeli "occupation" as reason for the rise in anti-Semitism

Read More

Report: Miss Lebanon Will not Be Stripped of Title After Selfie with Miss Israel

January 23, 2015 | By Ynet News
Report: Miss Lebanon Will not Be Stripped of Title After Selfie with Miss Israel

The beauty queen was heavily criticized by the Arab world after appearing in a photo with Doron Matalon

Read More

Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last

January 23, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last

The band is hitting 34 cities across North America.

Read More

Adam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO]

January 23, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Adam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO]

Maria Bamford and Judd Apatow also share experiences.

Read More

Seth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes

January 23, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Seth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes

'The Interview' actor explains the intention of his controversial tweet

Read More

Artist Paints Lovely Portrait of Mark Zuckerberg, Using His Own Feces

January 23, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Artist Paints Lovely Portrait of Mark Zuckerberg, Using His Own Feces

The Facebook CEO is, again, the subject of Brooklyn-based KATSU's art

Read More

More Headlines