Kevin James Developing The Zookeeper


Earlier today, attended a roundtable interview with “King of Queens” star Kevin James for his new movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop. During the interview, he talked a little about what might potentially be the next project on his plate, The Zookeeper, a film that MGM has been developing from a script by Jay Scherick and David Ronn (and then Scot Armstrong). It had been mentioned as a possible project for James last year, though nothing was ever confirmed until James talked to us today and mentioned it as something he’s developing:

“We’re working on a movie now called ‘Zookeeper,’ I play a zookeeper—another guy in a uniform, no moustache in this one, we may go very bushy sideburns—I don’t even know, but it’s in the beginning stages of that. There’d been a draft of it and there’d been writers on it but we’re rewriting and working on it now, and I hope to have my fingerprints on it and bring what I can to it. I’m not touching anything slimy, I can’t do snakes.”

Check back next week for our full interview with James talking about Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which opens on January 16.