Variety reports that Rosario Dawson will be starring opposite Kevin James in the comedy The Zookeeper for Happy Madison productions.

The film focuses on zoo animals that try to teach their keeper their methods of dating and mating to give him what he needs to win back the woman of his dreams. Leslie Bibb will also be starring in the film.

Frank Coraci will be directing from a screenplay written by Jay Scherick and David Ronn, Kevin James, Rock Reuben and Nick Bakay.

This film will start shooting in the late summer in Boston with plans for a July 23, 2010, release date.