New Central Intelligence movie stills reveal the upcoming big screen pairing of Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson
The very first Central Intelligence movie stills just debuted at USA Today and, in the gallery viewer below, you can check out the three different images from the upcoming comedy starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The film also stars Amy Ryan, Ed Helms, Danielle Nicolet and Bobby Brown.
In the Central Intelligence movie, Kevin Hart plays a former high school sports star turned accountant who, on the eve of a class reunion, is contacted by a former classmate (Johnson) who used to be a bullied “loser,” but who is now a contract killer for the CIA and who wants Hart’s character’s help to foil a plot to sell classified military secrets. Amy Ryan then plays another CIA operative tasked with bringing Johnson’s character in.
“The inspiration behind this character ‘Bob’ has always been Tom Hanks in ‘Big’ with an added twist,” Dwayne Johnson wrote of his Central Intelligence movie character on an Instagram post earlier this year. “He’s a grown man who’s extremely childlike and views the world thru exuberant and enthusiastic teenage eyes… Loves to wear his favorite Public Enemy shirt, cargo pants and sneakers to work.. and rocks a fanny pack which holds his Bruce Lee quotes and a condom (he’s always prepared). The ‘added twist’ is Bob has an extremely high IQ and is one of the most lethal men on the planet as a C.I.A. contract killer. Oh the most important character trait.. He hates bullies. Can’t wait for y’all to meet ‘Bob’.”
Scott Stuber (Ted, Identity Thief) is producing Central Intelligence through his Bluegrass Films banner, along with Peter Principato and Paul Young of Principato-Young Entertainment. Helms, who worked with Thurber on We’re the Millers, is executive producing. Ike Barinholtz and Dave Stassen wrote the original script, with Sean Anders and John Morris penning a subsequent draft and Thurber taking another pass on the latest draft of the Central Intelligence movie script.
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, We’re the Millers), New Line Cinema and Universal Pictures’ Central Intelligence movie is set to hit theaters June 17, 2016.
Update: We’ve now added two new Central Intelligence movie posters, which you can also check out in the gallery viewer below!