Kevin James and Taylor Lautner Take the Field in Netflix’s ‘Home Team’

Kevin James and Taylor Lautner star in Home Team, which is based on the true story of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton. James takes on the role of Sean Payton and Lautner portrays coach Troy Lambert. The film releases January 28 on Netflix.

Two years after a Super Bowl win when NFL head coach Sean Payton is suspended, he goes back to his hometown and finds himself reconnecting with his 12 year old son by coaching his Pop Warner football team.


James’ film work includes Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, The Dilemma, Pixels, Zookeeper, Here Comes the Boom, Grilled, True Memoirs of an International Assassin, Becky, Hubie Halloween, Hitch, Sandy Wexler, Little Boy, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry. On television, the actor can be seen in The King of Queens, Kevin Can Wait, The Crew, as well as Everybody Loves Raymond. He has also voiced characters in Barnyard, Hotel Transylvania, Hotel Transylvania 2, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and Monster House.

Lautner is best known for his role as Jacob Black in Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. His other notable film credits include The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, Valentine’s Day, Abduction, Grown Ups 2, Tracers, The Ridiculous 6, and Run the Tide. The actor can also be seen in Scream Queens, Cuckoo, as well as My Own Worst Enemy.


I had the chance to speak with the duo about reuniting after previously working together on Grown Ups 2, making a film that the whole family can enjoy, as well as mixing the comedy and drama genres.

Watch my interview below for everything they shared: