Laurence Fishburne added to ‘Ride Along’, his 3rd film with Ice CubePosted by Wilson Morales
December 7, 2012
Laurence Fishburne has joined the cast of Universal Pictures’ Ride Along, action comedy directed by Tim Story. He joins a cast that also includes Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, John Leguizamo, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Jay Pharoah, and Bruce McGill.
Here’s the synopsis on the film.
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother —a hot-tempered cop—to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life.
For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it.
Production has already started in Atlanta, Georgia and is set to wrap with the next two weeks.
For Fishburne, who was last seen in ‘Contagion’ with Matt Damon, this is his third film that has him working with Ice Cube. They appeared in John Singleton‘s 1991 film Boyz n the Hood, as well as his 1995 film Higher Learning.
He will next be seen playing Special Agent Jack Crawford opposite Mads Mikkelsen in the new TV series Hannibal. Fishburne also played Dr. Raymond Langston for three seasons (2008-11) on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
He’s also set to play Perry White in the new Superman film, Man of Steel.