Pair will lead new comedy.
Deadline has word that Damon Wayans Jr. (‘Happy Endings,’ ‘The Other Guys’) and Jake Johnson (‘New Girl,’ ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’) are set to star in ‘Let’s Be Cops’ for 20th Century Fox.
With Luke Greenfield (‘Then Girl Next Door’) in the director’s chair, helming from a script he co-wrote with writing partner Nick Thomas, the comedy is “about two best friends looking for a little more out of life. They impersonate cops for kicks, but when they unknowingly mess with a real mobster, the game gets real.”
Johnson and Wayans previously worked together when the latter played “Coach,” the original third roommate in the hit comedy series ‘New Girl.’
Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films and Greenfield will produce ‘Let’s Be Cops.’