‘Naked Gun’ Reboot Casts Ed Helms as the New Frank Drebin

There’s always some point during the year where I (and many others) find themselves re-watching late comedian Leslie Nielsen, Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Presley and a pre-homicidal O.J. Simpson all bringing the funny in the trilogy of Naked Gun movies released in the late ’80s and early ’90s. The police procedural spoofs began on the small screen with the short-lived Police Squad! TV show in the early ’80s, before being adapted into a series of films that represent the legendary Zucker Brothers (Airplane!) in their filmmaking prime (as in, before their Scary Movie 3 & 4 days).

Well, as is the case with most film properties, Paramount has decided to reboot The Naked Gun for a modern audience – and they’ve tapped none other than The Hangover and The ...

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