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Kevin Hart with a gun (God forbid, a shotgun), what could possibly go wrong? Former “Fantastic Four” director Tim Story’s “Ride Along” is aim to find out. (Heh. Get it? Aim? Gun? Ahem.) Check out the first trailer for Story’s “Ride Along”, starring Ice Cube as a gruff Detective who takes his sister’s would-be husband for a ride on the mean streets of Atlanta.
It looks pretty funny. That is, if you’re into Kevin Hart’s brand of Tomfoolery. This is the kind of role that Martin Lawrence would have played, oh, 10 or 15 years ago, I’d say. Or maybe Chris Tucker.
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother—a hot-tempered cop—to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life.
For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela.
Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it.
Starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen and Laurence Fishburne.
The ride begins early next year January 17, 2014.