It's only been a month since the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube action-comedy Ride Along came out, but the film is already getting a sequel. Universal has greenlit a sequel to the film, and Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are closing their deals to return, Deadline reports. There's no word on what the plot to Ride Along 2 entails, but it's expected to include more action and will be more multi-cultural "to expand the demos."
The first movie's director, Tim Story, is also returning to direct Ride Along 2, and the script is currently being finalized by Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, who co-wrote the final draft of the original. [...]
SNL's resident presidential impersonator Jay Pharoah has just signed on to star in Ride Along, a new comedy that Ice Cube is starring in and producing that is targeted for an early 2014 release. Variety reports that Pharoah has joined the cast in a supporting role along with Bryan Callen (MADtv, The Hangover) and Tika Sumpter (Think Like a Man). A comedic take on Training Day, Ride Along stars Kevin Hart as an elementary school teacher on a ride-along from hell with his fiance's protective brother who's also a corrupt cop. Pharoah will play a street-wise police informant, Sumpter will play Hart's fiancee, and Callen will [...]