I thought I was over buddy cop movies, and then I found out that a film of that very genre, starring one of the biggest stand-up comedians today Kevin Hart and Seth Rogen, just got the green light at Paramount. The plot will follow the fictional story of the first interracial police partners, and will be written by long-time colleague of Rogen and Judd Apatow, Rodney Rothman. The film will be produced by Rothman, Rogen and his partner Evan Goldberg. What I’m saying here is that this thing has a bunch of huge talent behind it so I might actually find myself at the theater, paying $22 to see it while surrounded by a bunch of annoying humans.
Not to mention, this is an interesting twist on the buddy cop format, and I like the idea of this being some kind of period piece, which is different for the whole crew involved. The plot is set in the 1940s after World War II. “The pair go undercover in the jazz scene to bust up a ring involving marijuana,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
What do you think? Good idea? Overplayed? Annoying? Arousing?