Kevin James to Star in Mixed Martial Arts Comedy

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Kevin James is reteaming with Sony Pictures on an untitled mix martial arts comedy vehicle. Allan Loeb will write the script for the film, to be produced by James and Todd Garner.

According to the site, James will “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 plan is to start filming next year.

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