After cruising to the top of the box office with ‘Ride Along’ in 2014, Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are accelerating full speed with its sequel.
Aptly titled ‘Ride Along 2,’ the buddy-comedy journey’s to Miami for its second outing and promises a host of twists and turns as the dynamic duo go about taking down a drug cartel.
The entire team behind the original are back on-board, including director Tim Story and producer Will Packer – both of whom have worked extensively with Hart on his seemingly endless output.
Co-stars include Sherri Shepherd and Tika Sumpter.
Due in theaters on January 15th 2016 (MLK Weekend, like its predecessor), the first trailer was unleashed moments ago. Check it out below…
As Deadline highlight, the timing of the trailer is right on the money. Tomorrow brings with it the cinematic release of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ about Ice Cube’s iconic rap group N.W.A. Meanwhile, Hart on a roll following this Spring’s ‘Get Hard‘ with Will Ferrell; he is also shooting ‘Central Intelligence’ with Dwayne Johnson. Get money!
Speaking of which, the original ‘Ride’ opened with $41.5 million in the US and made a commendable $154M worldwide gross. Time will tell if it’s follow-up can deliver better.