From the big city to the bayou, Kevin James has the range.
Football films are quite rare, and Well football movies are harder to come by than a Giants offensive touchdown in 2021. That said, Netflix will try to buck the trend with “Home Team,” a film about Sean Payton’s year away from the NFL when it was suspended in 2012.
The biggest twist, however, is who plays Payton, and it’s actor and comedian Kevin James. That’s right, the guy from “King of Queens” plays the head coach of the Saints.
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If you have as much trouble imagining that as we do, here’s the trailer for the film:
Kevin James and Taylor Lautner team up for HOME TEAM, based on the true story of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton.
Entering the field on January 28. 🏈 pic.twitter.com/c5AKM413OC
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) December 14, 2021
The film follows Payton’s life away from the NFL during his one-year suspension in 2012 following the Saints’ BountyGate scandal, when he coached his son’s sixth-grade football team. Taylor Lautner of “Twilight” fame also stars in the film, along with Rob Schneider.
James is no stranger to the sport, after all: He’s a die-hard Mets, Jets and Knicks fan and starred in “Here Comes the Boom,” a film about a teacher-turned-MMA fighter trying to salvage a job. a musician teacher at school.
The film is produced by Adam Sandler and will be released on the small screen on January 28.
Looks like Frankie Muniz really missed this role.