Kevin James Coaches Up in Netflix’s “Home Team” Trailer

It’s been a minute since we saw Taylor Lautner in a feature-length project—five years to be exact. The Twilight star returns opposite Kevin James in Netflix’s sports comedy Home Team, which just got its first trailer.

James stars as Sean Payton, head coach of the New Orleans Saints. When Payton is suspended for a year for involvement in a bounty scandal, he returns to his hometown. While there, he finds himself reconnecting with his son, whose Pop Warner football team is in desperate need of another coach. Lautner plays the current leader, more than keen to have Payton on board.

Somewhat centered around the real-life suspension of Payton in 2012, the film is likely to feature a wealth of creative liberties. Co-written by Payton’s son-in-law Christopher Titone and Keith Blum, the rags to riches storyline bears a strong resemblance to early 90s favorites The Mighty Ducks and Little Giants.

Produced by Happy Madison and Hey Eddie Productions, Home Team co-stars Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler, and Gary Valentine. It hits the streamer on January 28.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.