I can only imagine that if you were to walk into a studio these days and say you have an action comedy ready to go starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, executives would open their checkbook and ask how much you need. The actors are two of the biggest stars right now, and putting them front and center of a big summer comedy is a no brainer as far as Warner Bros. are concerned.
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Dodgeball,” “We’re The Millers“), and co-starring Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul, and Danielle Nicolet, “Central Intelligence” follows former high-school buds who took very different paths, only to find them reunited and fighting for their lives. Here’s the official synopsis:
The story follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (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 he can count.
“Central Intelligence” opens on June 17th.