Dwayne Johnson- Kevin Hart in buddy comedy

Dwayne Johnson- Kevin Hart in buddy comedy

The story begins with a class reunion approaching, as a former high school sports star turned accountant (Hart) is contacted by a classmate (Johnson) who was bullied and humiliated back in the day.



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Published: Thu 13 Nov 2014, 9:39 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:46 PM

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Following the success of Sony’s Jump Street franchise, New Line plans to investigate its own buddy action-comedy, enlisting two of Hollywood’s hottest stars: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Sources confirm to Variety the duo will star in Central Intelligence, with We’re the Millers filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber directing the movie. The Hangover star Ed Helms is exec producing.

The story begins with a class reunion approaching, as a former high school sports star turned accountant (Hart) is contacted by a classmate (Johnson) who was bullied and humiliated back in the day. The “loser” that the accountant remembers is now a CIA contract killer who ropes him into helping foil a plot to sell classified military secrets.

Both Johnson and Hart began teasing a possible team-up via Twitter and Instagram. New Line, based at Warner Bros., has enjoyed success through previous projects with both Thurber and Johnson, and Johnson has a number of jobs lined up at the studio - he is currently attached to return for two more Journey to the Center of the Earth sequels and will play Black Adam in superhero pic Shazam.

He is also set to star in disaster film San Andreas, which bows next summer. Hart has enjoyed a lucrative year with both Ride Along and Think Like a Man Too striking box office gold. Hart recently finished filming the Ride Along sequel and has The Wedding Ringer for Screen Gems set to bow on January 16, followed by Get Hard with Will Ferrell. Johnson has shown his versatility in his ability to move from action-heavy movies to comedies with ease, and Central Intelligence looks set to combine both genres.


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