Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer) has signed on to direct Kevin James in his as-of-yet untitled mixed martial arts film. Written by Allan Loeb (The Switch), Deadline says the untitled picture will feature James as a physics teacher who “moonlights as a mixed martial arts fighter to raise money and save the music program his students love.” While there is currently no word as to why the physics teacher is so concerned with the music program, based on previous James turns, I’m going to go out on a limb and attribute it to his being a generally likable guy who wants to do the right thing.
The untitled project will reunite Coraci and James who recently collaborated on the upcoming comedy Zookeeper. That film is due out July 8, 2011. In addition to Zookeeper, James can be seen this weekend alongside Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Queen Latifah, and Channing Tatum in The Dilemma.