Kevin James: MMA Fighter? Plus, Olivia Wilde’s Change Up

Two bit of movie news that by themselves don’t quite deserve their own post, but together! Well, they still don’t deserve a whole post, but these are the only two interesting bits of movie news I could find right now, so, you know.

First up, Kevin James will be playing an MMA fighter in a new, untitled comedy for Sony. No, really.

James is attached to play a physics teacher whose school faces drastic cutbacks. In an attempt to save his best friend’s job and the music program his students love, he moonlights in the octagon as a mixed martial arts fighter, ultimately leading to brawling in the UFC.


Meanwhile, Olivia Wilde continues to find reasons not to return to “House”, joining the romantic comedy “The Change up” with Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman.

Bateman plays a married man who switches bodies with slacker best friend (Reynolds). Wilde will play the married guy’s law firm co-worker, who’s an impetus for the body switch.

David Dobkin will direct.

Olivia Wilde in Deadfall (2012) Movie Image