Kevin James Set To Star In Martial Arts Movie
Kevin James has just been tapped to star in an upcoming mixed martial arts film that begins filming next year.
In the film James will play a physics teacher he spends his nights fighting in the mixed martial arts octagon after he learns of the cutbacks facing his school. James’ character begins fighting to try and save his friend’s job and the school’s music program. His moonlighting career eventually leads to opportunities in the UFC.
James’ popularity increased among the folks at Sony after the success of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.” James went on to star in “Grown Ups” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” for the studio. Sony has also set up another film for James, “The Zookeeper,” which releases July 8, 2011.