September 23, 2009

Adam McKay's The Other Guys (August 6th 2010)

The pairing of Will Ferrell and writer/director Adam McKay has given us some interesting comedies over the years. Films that include Step Brothers, Talladega Nights and Anchorman. Their next collaboration will focus on the buddy cop genre, set in New York City. More than likely influenced by Hot Fuzz, Observe & Report and A Couple of Dicks. Along with Die Hard, Lethal Weapon and heeps of cop action flicks. McKay explained the films' story during an interview with MTV.

"Basically the idea is that you have your star cops of New York City, picture like a Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson-type pair,” McKay explained. They’re the guys who get all the car chases, all the girls. But this is the story of the guys in the desk next to them, the other guys. …The premise is you have the stud cops in New York City, and the other cops are the wannabes who want to be the stud cops,” he explained. “So Ferrell and Wahlberg have another pair of cops who are competing with them to be the stars."

The film will also star Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson as the "stud cops". Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine, Pineapple Express) and Rob Riggle (Daily Show) will play fellow desk cops. The main villain of the film will be played by Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder). Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton (Jackie Brown, Batman) and Damon Wayans Jr. (Dance Flick) will also have roles in the film.

UPDATE: Ray Stevenson (Punisher War Zone, Rome, Book of Eli) has also joined the cast.

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