Kevin James to Star in Mixed Martial Arts Comedy

     September 15, 2010

Kevin James is set star in an untitled comedy for Sony Pictures.  According to Variety, the film is about “a physics teacher who moonlights as a martial arts fighter to save his school’s music program.”  While the film lacks a title, may I suggest “Fatty Fall Down” since I assume that will be the basis for most of the jokes.  Screenwriter Allan Loeb (The Switch) is in talks to handle the script.

James has become a favorite of the studio ever since January 2009 when Paul Blart: Mall Cop was a surprise hit at the box office and grossed $146 million.  James is also leading their family comedy The Zookeeper, which is due out July 8, 2011.  He’ll next be seen in Ron Howard’s cheating-couples comedy The Dilemma, which opens January 14, 2011.  Production on the mixed martial arts comedy could begin as soon as early 2011.

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