Kevin James Hired for Another Dull Profession

February 13, 2009

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He's played a UPS driver; he's played a fireman; he's played a Paul Blart mall cop; he played a profession I can't recall in Hitch; but what blue collar profession will Kevin James tackle next? A zookeeper. He'll play a zookeeper:

Kevin James, fresh from "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," will star in the title role in MGM's "The Zookeeper" for director Frank Coraci.

In a reteam of "Blart" producers, Happy Madison's producing with James and Jeff Sussman through their Hey Eddie shingle and Todd Garner through his Broken Road banner.

"Zookeeper," penned by Jay Scherick and David Ronn, centers on a lonely zookeeper who decides to leave his job because he can't meet a girl, leading to intervention by the zoo's animals.

Kevin James is truly a jack-of-all-trades-that-don't-require-a-degree. He'd better watch out with the animal intervention thing though--he's getting dangerously close to Brendan Fraser's territory.

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