The King of Queens and Paul Blart: Mall Cop’s Kevin James is about to play New Orleans Saints’ head coach Sean Payton in Netflix’s Dwelling Workforce, a movie that might be produced by Adam Sandler’s Joyful Madison Productions.
As reported by NBC’s Peter King, Dwelling Workforce’s story will start in 2012 when Payton was suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Godell for the Saints’ bounty scandal.
As a way to “re-assess his life and put it in some perspective,” Payton turns into the offensive coach for the Liberty Christian Warriors, his son’s sixth-grade soccer situated in Dallas, Texas.
King mentions that Payton has already learn the script and has made some corrections, and that filming ought to start later this yr.
Payton spoke to ESPN, and believes this film could have a “humorous Adam Sandler” spin on the actual story and might be extra of an “impressed by” story than an actual retelling. He additionally stated the thought got here to be after his daughter Meghan reported the true story of his time with the Warriors for NFL Community.
Meghan’s boyfriend, Christoper Titone, is Sandler’s brother-in-law and an actor who works with Joyful Madison. After discussing the thought with Sandler, he gave the go-ahead and entrusted Titone to assist produce the script.
When requested about Kevin James taking part in him, Payton responded by saying, “pay attention, I am at that age the place I do not actually care.” Nonetheless, he loved speaking to James in regards to the position, and is aware of that James and Joyful Madison do a “nice job.”
For these unfamiliar, the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, informally often known as Bountygate, was an incident by which members of the Saints have been accused of paying out bonuses/bounties for his or her gamers to injure opposing crew gamers.
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