The first trailer for Kevin James’ (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) new picture, Here Comes the Boom has gone online. James stars as a high school science teacher who gets mixed up in the violent world of mixed martial arts in order to earn money to save school projects from budget cuts. While James has become known for being part of Adam Sandler’s cadre (You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Grown Ups, Hotel Transylvania and Grown Ups 2), he hasn’t exactly stood out for the right reasons in his non-Sandler works (Paul Blart: Mall Cop, The Dilemma and Zookeeper). Will Here Comes the Boom prove any different?
Zookeeper director Frank Coraci’s Here Comes the Boom, starring James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Melissa Peterman, Greg Germann, Joe Rogan, Reggie Lee and Bas Rutten, opens October 12th. Hit the jump for the trailer and synopsis.
We’ve got a couple of casting stories for you this afternoon. First up actress Carly Craig (Hall Pass) has joined the burgeoning cast of the Farrelly brothers’ The Three Stooges. The flick, currently filming, stars Will Sasso as Curly, Sean Hayes as Larry, Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe, Jane Lynch, Larry David, Sofia Vergara, Stephen Collins, Craig Bierko and the recently announced Jennifer Hudson. Variety reports that Craig will play the wife of Collins’ character, who as a couple adopt the Stooges as children. This marks the second Farrelly film for Craig, as she also appeared in 2007’s The Heartbreak Kid.
Next up, the host of CMT’s reality competition show The Singing Bee, Melissa Peterman, has joined the Kevin James “comedy” Here Comes the Boom. The film centers on a high school biology teacher who moonlights as a mixed martial arts fighter in order to raise money to save the school’s art program. Variety reports that Peterman will play the wife of Gary Valentine’s character, who as a couple are trying to reignite their romantic spark after having kids. Frank Coraci (Click) directs from a script by Kevin James and Allan Loeb. Here Comes the Boom hits theaters July 27th, 2012.