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