Christina Hendricks Takes on Fist Fight

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Christina Hendricks has joined the cast of Fist Fight opposite Tracy Morgan and Ice Cube.

Christina Hendricks is joining the cast of Fist Fight

Christina Hendricks has today joined the cast of the New Line comedy Fist Fight, Variety reports. 

Ice Cube and Charlie Day headline Fist Fight, which is being directed by Richie Keen from a script by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux. The story follows Charlie Day’s character, a meek teacher, as he is challenged to a fist fight by his much tougher colleague, played by Ice Cube. Christina Hendricks will play a school drama teacher, who has a romantic connection to the teacher played by Ice Cube.

Fist Fight is also set to mark the big screen return of actor/comedian Tracy Morgan. Hospitalized after a tragic traffic accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in 2014, Morgan is finally beginning to return to work. After an appearance at last weekend’s Emmy’s, Morgan is also set to host the October 17 episode of “Saturday Night Live”. In Fist Fight, Morgan will play a coach at the school.

Fist Fight is being produced by Shawn Levy, Max Greenfield and John Rickard and the cast also includes Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”) and Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) as the school’s principal and guidance counselor, respectively.

Christina Hendricks is well known for playing Joan Holloway on AMC’s “Mad Men.” Her recent big screen roles include Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, and the Gillian Flynn adaptation, Dark Places. She’ll next reunite with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn for The Neon Demon. Also starring Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Desmond Harrington, The Neon Demon doesn’t quite yet have a release date, but check back as one is expected to be announced soon.

What do you think of the addition of Christina Hendricks to this cast? Are you excited for Fist Fight? Let us know in the comments below!

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