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.