Columbia Pictures has set an April 17, 2015 release date for their comedy sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, which stars Kevin James reprising his title role from 2009's Paul Blart: Mall Cop. As of now, the sequel doesn't have any direct competition, but it opens one week before Universal's highly-anticipated sequel Fast & Furious 7.

The story is set in Las Vegas, where Paul and his daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) attend a security guard convention. Although he is constantly mocked by casino security, he joins forces with them to take down a dangerous group of art thieves. Molly Shannon co-stars in an unspecified role, along with David Henrie as a Vegas valet who catches Maya's eye, Nicholas Turturro as one of Blart's casino security guard rivals, and Gary Valentine as another casino guard who befriends Paul.

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Andy Fickman is directing from a script co-written by Kevin James and Nick Bakay, with Adam Sandler and Todd Garner. Production is scheduled to begin later this month in Las Vegas.