Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for the comedy Central Intelligence. Directed by We’re the Millers and Dodgeball helmer Rawson Marshall Thurber and scripted by Thurber, Ike Barinholtz, and David Stassen, the film stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart as a mismatched pair of former high school classmates who reunite years later only to find their lives have taken completely unexpected paths.
Johnson plays Bob, a former overweight nerd who spent his high school years being bullied before he “blossomed physically” into hulking “The Rock” stature and became a deadly CIA operative. When Bob attends his 20 year high school reunion he runs in to Calvin (Hart), one time cool guy and king of the campus who grew up to become a straight-laced accountant. When Bob is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, he recruits Calvin to help him clear his name and stop a plot to sell military secrets.
This trailer isn’t as tight comedically as the first teaser trailer for the film, but the big draw here is the comedic pairing of Johnson and Hart, and that appears to be a slam dunk. Johnson is now officially one of the biggest stars on the planet, and his sensibility works as a terrific foil for Hart, with the duo also subverting the tropes of the high school nerd and jock, respectively.
Watch the Central Intelligence trailer below. The movie opens June 17th and also stars Aaron Paul, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicollet, Ryan Hansen, and Slaine.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The story follows a one-time bullied geek, Bob, who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of former “big man on campus,” Calvin (Kevin Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than Calvin can count.