Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Directed by Andy Fickman
Produced by Adam Sandler
Kevin James
Todd Garner
Written by Kevin James
Nick Bakay
Starring Kevin James
Molly Shannon
Neal McDonough
Daniella Alonso
David Henrie
Raini Rodriguez
Geovanni Gopradi
Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams
Cinematography Dean Semler
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • April 17, 2015 (2015-04-17) (United States)
Country United States
Language English

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is an upcoming 2015 American action comedy film directed by Andy Fickman and written by Kevin James and Nick Bakay. It is the sequel to the 2009 film Paul Blart: Mall Cop directed by Steve Carr. Kevin James stars in both films as Paul Blart, a mall cop. The other cast includes Molly Shannon, Neal McDonough, Daniella Alonso, David Henrie and Raini Rodriguez. The film is scheduled to be released on April 17, 2015.

Filming began on April 21, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas; it is the first film shot on the Steve Wynn property. It is also the first film to receive Nevada's new film tax credit.



The Wynn building where the entire film will be shot


In January 2009 Sony expressed an interest in making a sequel to Paul Blart: Mall Cop.[10] It was revealed on January 7, 2014 that Andy Fickman was in talks to direct the film[11] while Kevin James, who also co-wrote the script with Nick Bakay, would be back to star as Blart. James would also be producing the film along with Todd Garner and Happy Madison's Adam Sandler.[1] The cast includes Molly Shannon,[2] David Henrie,[5] Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui, Nicholas Turturro, Gary Valentine,[6] Neal McDonough,[3] Daniella Alonso,[4] and D. B. Woodside to star along with James.[8]

On March 14, the Nevada Film Office announced that Sony Pictures had been awarded the first certificate of eligibility for the tax credit for the filming of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.[12] Nevada Film Office Director, Eric Preiss, indicated that the production would get $4.3 million in tax credits based on the proposal in their application.[13] On April 2, Columbia Pictures announced that the film would be released on April 17, 2015.[14]


In an interview in October 2012 James said that he liked the idea of filming the sequel at the Mall of America.[15] Principal photography of the film commenced on April 21, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas, and ended on June 26, 2014.[16][17][18] It is the first time that Steve Wynn has allowed a commercial film to be shot at his property.[19]


Columbia Pictures is scheduled to release the film in the United States on April 17, 2015.[14]


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  11. ^ Sneider, Jeff (7 January 2014). "Kevin James Collars New Director for ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ Sequel". Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  12. ^ Barker, Aaron (15 March 2014). "NV's first film tax credit goes to 'Mall Cop' sequel". Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "This Sequel Is An Original: ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2′ Scores Nevada’s First Tax Credit". 17 March 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  14. ^ a b McNary, Dave (2 April 2014). "Kevin James’ ‘Paul Blart’ Sequel Set for April 17, 2015". Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  15. ^ Lammers, Tim (13 October 2012). "Kevin James likes idea of filming 'Mall Cop 2' in Mall of America". Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  16. ^ Christine (18 April 2014). "'Mall Cop 2′ begins filming in Las Vegas on Monday". Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "Wynn Las Vegas to Play Leading Role as Primary Location in Sony Pictures Entertainment's "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2"". 15 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "On The Set For 6/30/14: Point Break Starts, Kevin James Wraps up Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2". Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  19. ^ Elfman, Doug (16 April 2014). "Kevin James films 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' in Vegas". Retrieved 18 April 2014. 

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