Universal Pictures has released the first teaser trailer and some images for director Tim Story’s (Think Like a Man) upcoming comedy Ride Along. The film stars Kevin Hart as a fast-talking aspiring police officer who must team up with his girlfriend’s brother, a hot-tempered cop (Ice Cube), to prove that he’s worthy of being her husband. Hart and Cube are both proven comedic talents in their own right, but this trailer teases some excellent chemistry between the two in Ride Along, which looks like yet another promising new entry in the buddy cop genre alongside the likes of 21 Jump Street and The Heat. Universal was so happy with the initial cut of Ride Along that they’re already working on a sequel to the pic, and judging by this teaser trailer it’s not hard to see why.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and images. The film also stars John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, and Laurence Fishburne. Ride Along opens on January 17, 2014.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Ride Along:
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.