20th Century Fox has released a new Let’s Be Cops trailer. Directed by Luke Greenfield’s (The Girl Next Door), the film stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. as two friends who impersonate police officers using rented uniforms and a car purchased on eBay, but in the midst of all their fun they run into trouble with a dangerous Russian mobster. The film also stars Nina Dobrev, Rob Riggle, James D’Arcy, and Keegan-Michael Key.
Like I said in the intro to my CinemaCon video interview with Johnson and Wayans Jr., while Let’s Be Cops wasn’t on my radar when the movie was filming, everything I’ve seen so far makes me think we might have the sleeper comedy of the summer. The movie looks really funny and I’m very happy it’s going to be a hard R comedy. Johnson and Wayans Jr. told me the film is like an 80s movies with crazy comedy, nudity, and a 3rd act filled with action. Check out the Let’s Be Cops trailer and let me know what you think. Let’s Be Cops opens August 13th.
And for more on Let’s Be Cops, watch the red band trailer.
Here’s the official synopsis:
It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they’re not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real-life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.