Taylor Lautner and Rob Schneider join Kevin James in ‘Home Team’ for Netflix – Deadline


Netflix unveiled the casting roaster for Home team, a family comedy loosely based on the experiences of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton during his one-year suspension from the league. It was previously reported that Kevin James will play Payton in the film, which comes from Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison and James’ Hey Eddie Productions banner.

The cast includes Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler, Gary Valentine, Tait Blum, Maxwell Simkins, Jacob Perez, Bryant Tardy, Manny Magnus, Liam Kyle, Christopher Farrar, Merek Mastrov, Isaiah Mustafa, Christopher Titone, Ashley D. Kelley, Lavell Crawford, Allen Covert, Anthony L. Fernandez and Jared Sandler.

The film follows Payton who, two years after a Super Bowl victory when suspended, returns to his hometown and finds himself reconnecting with his 12-year-old son while coaching his Pop Warner football team. Payton was suspended in 2012 for his role in the team’s Bountygate scandal where bounties were allegedly paid to players who attempted to injure opposing team players.

Charles Kinnane and Daniel Kinnane are co-directing the film, which is currently in production. The screenplay is by Christopher Titone and Keith Blum.


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