Kevin James Joins Vince Vaughn & Ron Howard's New Comedy

February 22, 2010

Kevin James & Vince Vaughn

Back at the beginning of the new year we got word that Ron Howard would be directing a new untitled infidelity comedy starring Vince Vaughn as a man who learns that his friend's wife is cheating and must then navigate treacherous waters to decide what do with that knowledge. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the other male side of this equation will be filled in by Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop). James & Vaughn will play business partners and best friends in this idea that came from Howard's producing partner Brian Grazer, which was then turned into a script from in-demand Wall Street 2 screenwriter Allan Loeb.

Ron Howard's return to comedy is what interests me the most about this, as he hasn't directed a comedy since How the Grinch Stole Christmas, although his last decent comedy was 1989's Parenthood (which is coming to NBC). Having been wholly unimpressed with his adaptations of Dan Brown's novels, I'm anxious to see anything different from him. Vaughn's schtick of the fast-talking friend has gotten a bit tiresome, but he still has a decent comic presence. However, James is so unbelievably average that his involvement does nothing for me. Paul Blart proves that he's the comic actor for a simple family audience and now he's fallen in with Adam Sandler's crowd, helping continue his trend of less than sub-par movies. But I'm still curious.

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  • Xerxex
    I like Kevin James, the guy is very physical in his comedy and makes me laugh!
  • Ajohn_4
    What's up with the Kevin James bashing Ethan? Dude is hilarious. Did you get picked on by a fat dude in school or something?
    • Guest
      Kevin James is the worst. It has nothing to do with his girth.
  • Blue & Orange NY
    Ethan, what are you smoking lol, first you pick on my boy Kevin and then you dissing the Sandman lol.....Ajohn_4 is right, did you get picked up by the fat dude in school sometime during your childhood? anyway I know you're entitled to your own opinion, but as you can give your opinion I must lay mine, you're nuts lol
  • Agent Zero
    I agree with Ethan, Kevin James sucks ass. He's not funny at all. His movies blow harder then Linda Lovelace.
  • theotherbluth
    make it 4-2, I vote yes on Kevin James
  • hi Ethan, I too am "curious" but with low expectations... very low. Make the vote 4.5 to 2.5. :) Now if they could have a scene as funny as the yoga scene from Couples Retreat, then they might have something. 😀 Ninja Jack!
  • Cynthia O'Deigh
    Did KJ fuck you & never call you back or sth, Ethan?? You bitch about him in every article lol.
  • gil
    Why would anyone like Kevin James? He is painful to watch... overacting, clichés, making a fool of himself... just pathetic. Jesus, I get frustrated just remembering how bad this movie was. I really could not believe how someone made this and thought it was funny.




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