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In the new Kevin James movie, Here Comes the Boom, it's art imitating life to an extent. The story of a high school facing budget cuts and tough choices -- that's the realistic part.  But how a teacher goes about making money to save extra-curricular programs at the school, well that's the entertaining part.

Kevin James spoke with Good Day's Buck Lanford about his role in the movie.

James plays Scott Voss, a high school biology teacher and former college wrestler who takes matters into his own hands, or rather fists, moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter to raise money to help save the music program at the failing school.

The fight scenes are realistic, and the training and hard work reveals a thinner more muscular version of James, who says he went right back to eating after the movie.  And though he's never shot a film in Atlanta, he says he looks forward to working here one day.

Click the video above to watch the full interview. For more information on Here Comes the Boom, visit the official site by clicking here!

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