We have learned that Kevin James will star in a new Netflix original film ‘Fuzzy Towers’ with Mike Mitchell set to direct.
Mike Mitchell recently directed ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ which released in February 2019. Before then, Mike Mitchell directed the Disney original film ‘Sky High’, ‘Surviving Christmas’ starring Ben Affleck, ‘Shrek Forever After’, ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’, Trolls’ as well as the live-action segments of ‘Spongebob: Sponge out of Water’.
Mitchell has also played a hand in the development of multiple animated films including the ‘Kung Fu Panda’ trilogy, ‘Shrek’ 2 & 3, ‘Sausage Party’ among many more.
Chris Spain, Jon Zack and David Berenbaum will write the screenplay. Todd Garner will produce the film through his Broken Films production banner. Garner produced both ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ films which iconically starred Kevin James in the titular role. Todd Garner and his Broken Films production company are currently developing the live-action ‘Mortal Kombat’ Film for Warner Bros and Marc Meyers’ ‘All My Life’ for Universal Pictures.
Kevin James has had a wide deal of business with Netflix recently since he released his stand-up special ‘Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up’. Since the release of his special, he has starred in Netflix’s ‘Hubie Halloween’ and will star and executive produce ‘The Crew’, a multi-cam comedy set in the world of NASCAR.
‘Fuzzy Towers’ will follow Tommy (played by Kevin James) who works as an optometrist but dreams of working for a kids TV show ‘Fuzzy Towers’. However, Tommy is offered the chance to relaunch the ‘Fuzzy Towers’ franchise after the passing of the show’s creator.
Sources say that Netflix wanted to begin production on the film later this year however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is being said that the studio is rethinking their approach and will target production to begin sometime in early 2021 instead.