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Adam Sandler Working on “Happy Gilmore” Sequel, Says Costar Christopher McDonald: ‘Fans Demand It’

"I was very, very pleased," said McDonald of seeing a first draft of a script for the sequel

<p>getty (2)</p> (L-R) Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald

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(L-R) Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald

Adam Sandler is working on a sequel to one of his most beloved films.

Sandler's Happy Gilmore costar Christopher McDonald said during a recent interview on Audacy's 92.3 The Fan that Sandler, 57, is revisiting the beloved 1996 sports comedy.

"I saw Adam about two weeks ago, and he says to me, 'McDonald, you're gonna love this,' " recalled McDonald, 69. "I said, 'What?' He says, 'How about that?' and he shows me the first draft of Happy Gilmore 2."

After the hosts were stunned by the news, McDonald added, "Maybe you should cut that out because I don't want to be a liar, but he did show me that, and I thought, 'Wow, that would be awesome.' "

<p>everett</p> Christopher McDonald and Adam Sandler in 'Happy Gilmore'

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Christopher McDonald and Adam Sandler in 'Happy Gilmore'

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"So it's in the works. Fans demand it, damn it," continued McDonald while also taking a moment to praise Sandler's more recent projects.

"Adam's just killing it out there. I saw his latest Netflix comedy show. I was laughing [at] everything. Everything was in tears. He's so freaking funny," said McDonald. "So we had a great time, and when I saw that, I was very, very pleased."

PEOPLE reached out to Sandler's representative for comment.

In Happy Gilmore, Sandler plays the titular character who, after an unsuccessful hockey career, takes up golf and joins a tournament to save his grandmother's home from foreclosure. McDonald plays his enemy, Shooter McGavin.

<p>Universal/Kobal/Shutterstock</p> Adam Sandler in 'Happy Gilmore'

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Adam Sandler in 'Happy Gilmore'

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McDonald said his character was something that he remembered no one really "loving" in the early days of the film.

"I'm kind of beside myself. I went to the opening screening when the movie just came out and no one was really laughing or loving the Shooter. I think it was mostly Adam's friends there," recalled McDonald.

"The best way to play a bad guy like Shooter McGavin is just to bring it in a smarmy type of way but uplift the lead guy. That's what bad guys are for. I know I'm going down in the end because that's the way it was written, but it's just a blast to play that kind of stuff, and I enjoyed it so much," he continued.

<p>Gilbert Flores/Variety/Getty</p> Adam Sandler at the 'Spaceman' premiere

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Adam Sandler at the 'Spaceman' premiere

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Sandler's most recent project, Spaceman, in which he plays an astronaut on a long-term solo mission who befriends a giant spider-like alien, is streaming on Netflix.

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