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Ride Along 2 isn't wasting any time! Production has already started in Miami with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, even though the first Ride Along only came out a little more than six months ago. The first installment of this hit comedy earned a whopping $134 million off a $25 million budget, so it's no wonder why a sequel is already deep into shooting.
The original followed security guard Ben, who goes on a ride along with his soon to be brother-in-law, decorated Apd detective James, with the hopes of impressing him before he makes that final move and proposes to his longtime girlfriend. This time around, Ben and James are on a new case in Miami, which promises to bring bigger laughs and more action than the first.
Ride Along 2 will reportedly bring the characters to Miami for a new adventure.
Jeong has signed up to play a woman-crazy computer hacker who becomes invaluable to the criminal case at the centre of the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Ride Along 2 opens on January 15, 2016. Watch a trailer for the original movie below: »
The low-budget cop comedy opened earlier this year to a surprise $153 million gross, prompting the quick green light of a sequel for an early 2016 release. Jeong joins fellow newcomers to the franchise Olivia Munn and Benjamin Bratt who recently joined the sequel. [Source: Deadline]
James Callis ("Battlestar Galactica") has joined the cast of Roberto Orci's El Rey drama series "Matador" which Robert Rodriguez is executive producing. Gabriel Luna stars as soccer star-turned-cia secret agent Tony 'Matador' Bravo.
Callis will recur as Lucien Sayer, the leader of a cabal of powerful executives and politicians. Bravo spends much of the season trying to discover Sayer's true motives for trying to amass as much influence as possible. [Source: Digital Spy]
- Garth Franklin
No story details have been confirmed, but a report from last month revealed that the plot will be shifted from Atlanta to Miami Beach, where James Payton (Ice Cube,) and Ben Barber (Kevin Hart) will visit, as loads of shenanigans will likely ensue. No details have been given for Ken Jeong's character.
The sequel reunites the entire Ride Along creative team, including director Tim Story, writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi and producers William Packer, Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez and Larry Brezner. It isn't known when production will begin yet, but Universal Pictures has already handed out a January 15, 2016 release date for the sequel.
Following the recent addition of Benjamin Bratt (Miss Congeniality, Snitch) to the cast of Ride Along 2, one more name has been added to the mix, and it's a recipe for one of the loudest films we might ever see. Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are already returning in the Universal action comedy sequel with Tim Story back in the director's chair. And now Deadline reports they'll be joined by Ken Jeong, better known as Mr. Chow from The Hangover trilogy or Chang in the NBC series "Community" (which just recently avoided death again). However, at this time, with no plot details, there's no word on who Jeong will play. More below! So far all we know about the sequel is that it's supposed to take place in Miami. Sounds like the perfect place for Jeong to be crazy and loud, something he does exceedingly well, which also makes him only tolerable in small doses. »
- Ethan Anderton
Though this year’s breakout comedy hit Ride Along was almost entirely the Ice Cube and Kevin Hart show, Universal’s upcoming sequel, Ride Along 2, has been putting together a pretty terrific supporting cast over the past few weeks. First, we heard that 24: Live Another Day actor Benjamin Bratt had come aboard in an unspecified role. Next, Attack of the Show! host and geek goddess Olivia Munn joined the cast, taking on the role of a tough Miami homicide detective who becomes the object of Detective James Payton’s (Cube) affection. Now, we’ve learned that The Hangover and Community star Ken Jeong has hitched a ride on the comedy sequel.
Jeong will play “a cocky computer hacker who fancies himself a ladies man but is also important in solving the case that Cube and Hart are working on.” The part is described as similar to Joe Pesci »
- Isaac Feldberg
Scott Davis continues his look at the newest incarnation of 24, as the clock winds down on Live Another Day…
What’s the old Al Pacino quote: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in”? While paraphrasing and changing the context slightly, a similar conceit could be attached to the latest episode of 24: Live Another Day. After the shock finale of episode eight, it seemed as though the show had not only outdone itself, but had outsmarted its viewers once again. But what transpired in the last episode only left those same viewers feeling cheated and slightly letdown. But once again, we were outsmarted, and hour ten is quite something.
The main thread to come from the aftermath of Margot Al-Harazi’s (Michelle Fairley) death was that she wasn’t the “ultimate big-bad” that everyone thought she was. Sure, she was responsible for hundreds of deaths »
- Scott Davis
Plot details are being kept under wraps on the pic, which bows Jan. 15, 2016.
Exec VP of production Scott Bernstein will oversee the project for the studio.
- Justin Kroll
Director: Milan Cheylov.
Synopsis: Taking place between 8pm and 9pm, Jack and Kate wok together to try and break Navarro. Meanwhile Chloe finds herself in hot water as she aligns herself with Cross.
Jacks back! It’s hard to believe I know, but it has been a whole four years since we watched Jack, now a wanted man, bid Chloe farewell and disappear from our TV screens. You can’t keep a good man down though and everyone’s favourite rogue agent has this time set-up camp on British soil. Though not quite 24 this time around, with only twelve episodes, 24: Live Another Day promises to be crammed full of just as much action. Thn will be here every step of the way in our new episode-by-episode Bauer Blog. »
- Kat Smith
Geek goddess Olivia Munn has a major supporting role in Scott Derrickson’s upcoming horror vehicle Deliver Us From Evil, but today brings news that the actress, who stars on HBO’s The Newsroom, will be brandishing her formidable comedic chops for her next big role. Universal has recruited Munn to join Kevin Hart and Ice Cube in 2016′s comedy sequel Ride Along 2.
Munn is said to be playing a tough Miami homicide detective who is a love interest for Cube’s hard-boiled Detective James Payton. It’s exciting to see the talented actress come aboard – hopefully (?) she’ll have more to do than walk around in various states of undress, which was the extent of actress Tika Sumpter’s role in the first film. Plot details for the sequel, which finds Tim Story returning to direct, are hazy, but Variety reports that Ride Along 2 will find James »
- Isaac Feldberg
Olivia Munn is in negotiations to join Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in Ride Along 2. The actress still has to work out shooting dates, so she can film both the comedy sequel and Season 3 of HBO's The Newsroom, which starts production very soon.
No details were given for Olivia Munn's character, but the story reportedly takes place in Miami, where James Payton (Ice Cube) and Ben Barner (Kevin Hart) visit for, "fun, chaos and shenanigans." Benjamin Bratt signed on for an unspecified role last week.
Ice Cube and his CubeVision partner Matt Alvarez are producing alongside William Packer and Larry Brezner. The original Ride Along set a box office record for the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, with an impressive $41.5 million opening weekend »
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart may be taking Olivia Munn for a drive in the "Ride Along 2," the inevitable sequel to the 2014 comedy hit. The actress is in negotiations for the role, and Universal will have to work around Munn's schedule, as she's preparing to start shooting the third season HBO’s “Newsroom" soon, according to Variety. "Ride Along 2's" plot is being kept under wraps, but reports indicate that the action will be moved from Atlanta to Miami. Cube and Hart will reprise their roles from the first film, alongside newcomer Benjamin Bratt. Tim Story is once again directing from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. With a reported budget of just $25 million, the first film grossed over $134 million in the U.S. alone. Munn will be seen this weekend in "Deliver Us From Evil," and recently wrapped David Koeep's "Mortdecai" alongside Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor and Aubrey Plaza. »
- Dave Lewis
This hurts us just as much as it hurts you, Benjamin Bratt. Ok, not really. We're not going to lie, we totally enjoy watching you endure torture on 24: Live Another Day in tonight's episode. Why? Because you're enduring it shirtless. That's right: Bratt's CIA station chief Navarro, who was revealed to be a traitor, is on the wrong side of the table in an interrogation showdown with Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) in the Fox hit's 10th episode, and we've got your exclusive sneak peek at their seriously intense conversation. Spoiler alert: Jack is still really, really good at torture. During their convo, Navarro is willing to give up what he knows about Adrian »
Now that 24: Live Another Day has dispensed with the threat of terrorist Margot Al-Harazi, Jack Bauer & Co. can celebrate, right? Not so fast.
Even though Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) dumped Margot (Michelle Fairley) out a window last week, the override device she was using to control American drones is now in the hands of dirty CIA Station Chief Steve Navarro (Benjamin Bratt), who has designs to turn the device over to hacker Adrian Cross (Michael Wincott).
The good news: In the exclusive sneak peek from Monday's episode (9/8c, Fox) below, Jack is hip to what Navarro is up to and...
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- Adam Bryant
Wes Bentley and Jaimie Alexander will star in Belgian commercial director Bram Coppens' psychological thriller "Broken Vows". James Agnew and Sean Keller penned the script and filming begins late June.
The storey follows a charming yet troubled man named Patrick (Bentley) who seduces Tara (Alexander), but when she rejects him, he is sent spiraling into madness and delusion, erupting into psychotic rage. [Source: THR]
The story follows the relationship between neighbours Ed Wallis, a high school student (Wolff) and Ashby, a retired CIA assassin (Rourke) who only has a few months left to live. Kevin McCormick and Rory Koslow will produce. [Source: Screen]
- Garth Franklin
Sorry, Breaking Bad fans: Aaron Paul says he won’t appear in Better Call Saul after all. Also after the jump: The next Beverly Hills Cop will head to Michigan Mission: Impossible 5 might film in the Houses of Parliament Benjamin Bratt hops on for Ride Along 2 Pitch Perfect 2 adds Birgitte Hjort Sørensen A top […]
- Angie Han
The Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay script is ready to shoot and is set to hit the big screen on January 15, 2016. Tim Story will direct the film while Ice Cube, Larry Brezner and Will Packer return to produce.
Benjamin Bratt is rumored to add some latin flavor while the story line is alleged to get crazy in Miami.
- Gustavo Sebran
With Ride Along stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart already confirmed to return for the sequel Ride Along 2, Universal Pictures is starting to round out the supporting cast, with Benjamin Bratt joining the team.
No details were given for Benjamin Bratt's character, but Variety's report reveals that the story will follow James Payton (Ice Cube) and Ben Barber (Kevin Hart) as they head to Miami for, "fun, chaos and shenanigans."
The main creative team from Ride Along is also intact for the sequel, with Tim Story returning to direct from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, with William Packer, Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez and Larry Brezner producing. It isn't known when production will begin, but Universal Pictures has already set a January 15, 2016 release date for the sequel.
Benjamin Bratt most recently starred on the Fox limited series 24: Live Another Day, and provided his voice for »
• Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan may reunite on screen for the actress’ directorial debut Ithaca. Hanks would have a cameo role in the World War II coming-of-age drama based on William Saroyan’s novel The Human Comedy and already serves as an executive producer. Erik Jendresen (Killing Lincoln) adapted the script that will also feature Ryan onscreen, as well as the previously announced Sam Shepard (August: Osage County), Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), and Jack Quaid, Ryan’s son with actor Dennis Quaid. This would be the fourth time the pair has appeared on screen together after Joe Versus the Volcano, »
- Jake Perlman
Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) is in talks to direct Snow White and the Huntsman 2, reportedly beating out Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) and Andy Muschietti (Mama). Additional word is Kristen Stewart is not expected to return as Snow White, though she may have a small cameo appearance. Darabont's take on the story apparently focuses on Chris Hemsworth as the titular Huntsman. The Wrap Scoot McNairy (The Rover) is joining Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in an unspecified role. Deadline Benjamin Bratt is set to join Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in Ride Along 2 for Universal with Tim Story (Think Like a Man Too) returning to direct. In typical sequel fashion, the story will move to a sunny locale, this time Miami where I'm sure Cube and Hart will get involved with some drug lord or something. The film hits theaters January 15, 2016. Variety »
- Brad Brevet
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