Is the world ready for Kevin James the actor? The Zookeeper is going to play a role that doesn’t require him to lose his balance for a change of pace. James will appear in Little Boy, an indie drama centering around a troubled boy who is left alone when his father heads off to World War II. Awww, c’mon, Kevin. Show the kid a tumble to cheer him up. There’s a rope swing right over there.
The film will star newcomer Jakob Salvati as well as Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, and David Henrie. Director Alejandro Monteverde conducted a nationwide casting search before discovering Salvati. Little Boy begins filming at the end of August in Baja, California where James is told they have really, really good tacos. But seriously, are we ready to see James in non-moronic fare? Would be pretty funny to see him split his pants at the Oscars. (Variety)