It’s Charlie Day versus Ice Cube in the upcoming comedy Fist Fight
With the New Line comedy just over two weeks away, the studio has today released a new Red Band Fist Fight trailer. Check it out in the player below with more than 30 new stills accessible in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page. The film itself opens in theaters on February 17, 2017.
On the last day of the school year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst outrageous senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that are putting his job on the line just as his wife is expecting their second baby.
But things go from bad to worse when Campbell crosses the school’s toughest and most feared teacher, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), causing Strickland to be fired. To Campbell’s shock—not to mention utter terror—Strickland responds by challenging him to a fist fight after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire as Campbell takes ever more desperate measures to avoid getting the crap beaten out of him. But if he actually shows up and throws down, it may end up being the very thing this school, and Andy Campbell, needed.
Christina Hendricks will play a school drama teacher, who has a romantic connection to Cube’s character.
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 beginning to return to work. He 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), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), and Kumail Nanjiani as the school’s principal, guidance counselor and security guard, respectively.
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