Central Intelligence hasn’t even gone into production yet, but it seems as though New Line could have a potential heavy hitter on their hands. It’s being reported that Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart will step in front of the lens for Rawson Marshall Thurber in the spring. Hart will play a high school sports star-turned-accountant who’s gearing up for a class reunion. Prior to the event, he’s contacted by an old classmate (Johnson) who was the school bullies’ prime target back in the day. Now, however, Johnson’s character is a CIA contract killer and he winds up recruiting Hart’s character to help him stop a plot to sell military secrets.
It’s a good thing those behind the film took their time with this one, whether it was intentional or not. There’s no way a Dean Parisot-directed rendition with Ed Helms in Hart’s role could come close to the amount of hype Johnson and Hart’s version will spark. Hit the jump for more on Central Intelligence.