Sony Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for The Zookeeper, a fantasy romantic comedy starring Kevin James, Rosario Dawson and the voice talents of Sylvester Stallone, Adam Sandler, Cher and Jon Favreau. In the film, James plays a lonely zookeeper who gets some help to gain the attention of the apple of his eye (Dawson) from the animals he cares for.
Check out the teaser trailer below, which is basically nothing more than the animals talking to James for the first time, causing the Paul Blart: Mall Cop star to freak out, hit his head and fall over a lot. The Zookeeper is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 8, 2011. Hit the jump for a full synopsis.
In Zookeeper, the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes (Kevin 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. The film also stars Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb and features the voices of Cher, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler, and Sylvester Stallone.