Ride Along has premiered its first trailer and from our initial impression, this has hilarity written all over it. Kevin Hart stars as a security officer who has the misfortune of falling in love with the sister of Ice Cube’s hard-nosed cop. Hart’s lowly guard is planning to ask Cube’s sister (as we see in the opening moments of the trailer) to marry him and that probably won’t sit well with the tough as nails policeman.
Hart, fresh off the success of Think Like a Man and the upcoming live stand-up comedy movie teased in the Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain trailer, is looking like the next go-to guy funnyman in Hollywood… and deservedly so. And to see him play the laughs opposite the eternal straight man in Ice Cube, promises to be fantastic.
In Ride Along, Hart not only is connected to Ice Cube via his affections for his sister, but his security guard character also gets involved in the hot-headed cop’s latest case… thus the title! For 24 hours these two must not only get along and get past their differences, but also find a way to work together to ensure the safety of the streets of Atlanta.
Look for Ride Along to be one of 2014’s first hits when it lands January 17. The film also stars Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo and Tika Sumpter.