Nov 20, 2015

Trailer: Central Intelligence

When we first heard about the spy comedy Central Intelligence way back in 2009, Ed Helms was attached to star. Helms is still an executive producer, but at some point the opportunity arose late last year for the film to star the ridiculously appealing comedy duo of Dwayne Johnson (Get Smart) and Kevin Hart (Ride Along), and if you can do that, obviously you're going to! Sure enough, it looks like the stellar casting pays off in this mostly funny trailer, excluding one appallingly misjudged CGI joke at the end that will leave you with an image you can never wash off of your eyeballs. Amy Ryan (Green Zone), Aaron Paul (Mission: Impossible III), and Danielle Nicolet (Key and Peele) co-star; Rawson Marshall Thurber (We're the Millers) directors from a script by Ike Barinholtz & David Stassen (The Mindy Project) and Thurber. Theodore Shapiro, who absolutely killed it with his David Arnold-sounding score for Spy, returns to familiar spy comedy territory. (He's also scoring Zoolander 2.) Central Intelligence opens June 17. Hopefully we'll get to see Johnson tackle a serious spy movie one day, too, if the Ludlum adaptation The Janson Directive ever gets off the ground....

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