Kevin James and Frank Coraci Team Up Again
Looks like Kevin James and Frank Coraci had so much fun working together on The Zookeeper that they’ve decided to do it again.
According to Deadline.com, James will star in the as yet untitled mixed martial arts picture that Coraci is set to direct. The film, from Sony Pictures Entertainment, first started taking shape last fall, with James playing the role of a physics teacher who moonlights as a mixed martial arts fighter to raise money and save the music program his students love. He actually makes it all the way to the UFC. Allen Loab wrote the film, with James producing along with Todd Garner. Coraci has previously teamed up with Adam Sandler on The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy and Click.
Reportedly The Zookeeper has tested so highly that Sony has slotted the film for released on July 8, 2011. That’s high praise indeed, given that it will be released during the busy summer movie season. If it does as well as Sony seems to think it will, that will also bode well for the pair’s new project.
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