We don’t know about you but when we think of physical fitness and martial arts training Kevin James is the first person who comes to mind (rolls eyes). Even though the actor is a huge fan of the UFC and has been spotted at major pay-per-view events more than once, that doesn’t make you an expert in the sport. According to Deadline, James will star in a mixed martial arts film and yes, it’s a comedy. What else would it be?
The site is reporting that “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.” Doesn’t that just draw you in?
The film is currently untitled but will have a script written by Allan Loeb who also penned the screenplays for 21, The Switch, and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. He has an interesting resume to say the least but if he likes it we love it. It’s been a while since James has made us laugh, and by a while we mean never, so maybe this movie will do the trick?
What do you think of James starring in a mixed martial arts themed movie?