Kevin James Attempts Mixed Martial Arts

Comedian Kevin James will star in an untitled mixed martial arts movie which has just been greenlit at Sony Pictures reports Deadline.

The story centers on an affable physics professor (James) who moonlights as a mixed martial arts fighter in order to score enough money to save his friend’s job and his school’s music program.

His path takes him all the way up to the Ultimate Fighting Championship circuit. Allan Loeb penned the script.

James and Todd Garner will produce, but no director is yet set. Production aims to kick off sometime next year.