HERE COMES THE BOOM, starring Kevin James (THE KING OF QUEENS) and Salma Hayek (DESPERADO) will be coming to theaters on October 12, 2012. The film is a mixed martial arts comedy about a high school teacher (James) who decides to become a mixed martial arts fighter in order to save his high school’s extracurricular activities when they lose their budget.
While Hayek is playing the potential love interest, MMA legend Bas Rutten steps in to play James’ friend and coach. The film also stars Greg Germann (ALLY MCBEAL) and Henry Winkler. Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White gave the producers permission to use the UFC as the core MMA promotion of the film.
James co-wrote the script with Allan Loeb and Rock Reuben. Frank Coraci (AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS) directed with Garrett Warren serving as stunt coordinator.