By Adam Markovitz
Updated May 21, 2009 at 01:55 PM EDT

Rosario Dawson (Seven Pounds) has signed on as Kevin James’ co-star in The Zookeeper, reports Variety. Slated for a summer 2010 release, the romantic comedy centers on a zookeeper (James) who picks up dating tips from his animals to win back the object of his affection. James was last seen in this year’s surprise hit, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which has grossed $146.1 million.