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Kevin James becomes a portly pugilist in a mixed martial arts movie

Sep. 16, 2010by: Dave Davis

Thanks (?) to the success of PAUL BLART: MALL COP, Kevin James is apparently a viable leading man. But is he an acceptable action star?

The former New York borough royalty will headline a mixed martial arts project at Sony. The script for the currently untitled project will come from Allen Loeb, who helped bring back 80s greed icon Gordon Gekko in the impending WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS.

Deadline says that James will play "a physics teacher whose school faces drastic cutbacks. In an attempt to save his best friend's job and the music program his students love, he moonlights in the octagon as a mixed martial arts fighter, ultimately leading to brawling in the UFC."

Note that despite the expectation, there is no mention of the project being a comedy. Which is kinda funny, I guess.

Also, lest you forget, James was also in I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY, which featured the astonishing rack of Jessica Biel:

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Source: Deadline

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6:58PM on 09/18/2010
I know he is a big UFC fan, so it makes sense. I can't say I find him that funny though.
I know he is a big UFC fan, so it makes sense. I can't say I find him that funny though.
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7:13PM on 09/17/2010

Not Funny!

Kevin James...not funny.

'nuff said.
Kevin James...not funny.

'nuff said.
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12:58PM on 09/17/2010
live-action kung fu panda? i bet he's gonna play some guy who can take a beating due to his portliness.
live-action kung fu panda? i bet he's gonna play some guy who can take a beating due to his portliness.
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12:08PM on 09/17/2010

Cool

Maybe there'll be a scene where he has to fight the snarling beast that is Brock Lesnar
Maybe there'll be a scene where he has to fight the snarling beast that is Brock Lesnar
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8:42AM on 09/17/2010

Dont Understand

no offense, but I cant see Kevin James making a mixed martial arts movie.
no offense, but I cant see Kevin James making a mixed martial arts movie.
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7:55AM on 09/17/2010

Do not want!

I didn't ask for this.
I didn't ask for this.
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12:50AM on 09/17/2010
Jessica Biel's butt does so many tricks in that clip, amazing.
Jessica Biel's butt does so many tricks in that clip, amazing.
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11:51PM on 09/16/2010
Goody, more fat guy antics we saw done a hundred times over with Chris Farley and Will Sasso! He'll have no shirt on and scream really loudly, maybe there will be a slow motion shot to accentuate his blubber! Ooh!
Goody, more fat guy antics we saw done a hundred times over with Chris Farley and Will Sasso! He'll have no shirt on and scream really loudly, maybe there will be a slow motion shot to accentuate his blubber! Ooh!
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11:27PM on 09/16/2010
This sounds interesting, I will keep my ear to the ground about this one
This sounds interesting, I will keep my ear to the ground about this one
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11:14PM on 09/16/2010
I wish Kevin James would go away. Dude is not funny.

And yes, Biel is always recommended.
I wish Kevin James would go away. Dude is not funny.

And yes, Biel is always recommended.
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