Just the title of this post has to have you geeked. Kevin James of Paul Blart: Mall Cop fame, is set to star in a martial arts movie for Sony. Get fired up! If you are a fan of “dumb” comedies, then this is probably going to be right up your alley. Deadline Hollywood reports:
James is attached to 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. The film is on a fast track
Can’t wait! Can you? Regardless of what you think of his movies, and you can tell that I have a certain slant I am sure, the man has been a hitmaker in films for a while. He helped Hitch, Grown Ups, and “Chuck and Larry” to box office success in addition to his solo effort with “Blart.” His The Zookeeper comes at us next year and this film will likely follow shortly thereafter.
I can see this being the role that sets James over the top and does for him what Good Will Hunting did for Robin Williams and The Truman Show did for Jim Carrey – get the comedians taken as serious, Oscar-level actors. I can see it now…