PRESS STATEMENT FROM COLUMBIA PICTURES:
"This season, the balance of nature at the Franklin Park Zoo, will be upset. Columbia Pictures presents Kevin James (Grown Ups), Rosario Dawson (Eagle Eye) and Leslie Bibb (Iron Man 2) in the wild comedy Zookeeper.
"In the film, the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes (James). Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: they can talk! To keep Griffin from leaving, they decide to teach him the rules of courtship--animal style.
"This role was made for Kevin James," says director Frank Coraci. "I've been watching him for years and he's always made me laugh, on The King of Queens and in Hitch, in Chuck and Larry. He's sort of a little bit Jackie Gleason, a little bit of Jimmy Stewart, but he makes it his own--loveable, very original comedy. He reaches all ages across the board, so I think this movie is his kind of movie."
"The film also features the voices of Cher, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler, and Sylvester Stallone.
"Opening soon across the Philippines, Zookeeper is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.