Kevin James To Play Sean Payton In Netflix Film No One Asked For

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Kevin James is used to playing roles that no one asked for like Paul Blart Mall Cop, but now he will be entering the sports world.

According to Peter King in this week’s Football Morning In America, the actor will be portraying New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton in an upcoming Netflix film titled Home Team.

The movie is based on when Payton was suspended during the 2012 NFL season over Bountygate and coached his son’s sixth-grade football team to pass time.

The film is produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions.

From the report:

Imagine this: The plotline begins in 2012, when Payton is suspended for the season by commissioner Roger Goodell for the Saints’ bounty scandal, which gives Payton the chance to re-assess his life and put it in some perspective. As part of his new life, Payton becomes the offensive coach for his son Connor’s sixth-grade football team, the Warriors, in the Dallas area. (Thus, the “Home Team” title of the flick.) Filming of the movie begins this year. Payton read the script recently, made some corrections, and here it comes. My one thought about casting: James is going to need to lose a few pounds to play Payton.

Netflix must be starving for new content if they are turning to James for a role about an NFL coach not coaching in the NFL, but here we are.

It looks like the coronavirus pandemic really made us all desperate.

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