According to Variety, fresh off his co-starring role in hit comedy Hitch, Kevin James is in negotiations to topline Man in Uniform for New Line.

"King Of Queens" star would play a beleaguered everyman whose life radically changes after he takes possession of a policeman's missing uniform.

James recently signed to star in the Disney comedy Field Trip. He'll provide the lead voice for Steve Oedekerk's animated feature The Barnyard for Paramount next year.

Bob Cooper is producing Man in Uniform through his Landscape Entertainment shingle along with Jeff Sussman. Karen Lunder is exec producing.