You know what there isn’t enough of in Hollywood? Buddy-cop films where former wrestlers team up with slightly nerdy (and far less intimidating) comedians.
According to a new report from Deadline, John Cena and The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani are set to star in an untitled buddy cop comedy directed by Ruben Fleischer. Murray Miller (Tour De Pharmacy) will write the script, which will tell the story of two police officers who develop a “grudging respect (and fondness) for each other.”
This project is slightly interesting because Fleischer directed Zombieland, Cena is truly a hilarious person, and Kumail is both a funny dude and a legit actor.
So maybe this will actually be a good movie. I’m not going to get excited, though. After movies like Get Hard, Central Intelligence, and Ride Along 2, I can’t let myself get fooled again.
We’ll see what happens. No word on a release date, but we will keep you posted. It doesn’t look like the script is finished yet, so we might be looking at a late 2018 or early 2019 release.[mashshare]