Damon Wayans Jr. & Jake Johnson Team for 'Let's Be Cops' Comedy

March 4, 2013

Damon Wayans Jr / Jake Johnson

The offspring of Damon Wayans Jr. has been busy on the small screen with the ABC series "Happy Endings," but now he's getting ready to follow in the footsteps of his father by making a jump to the big screen. Though the younger Wayans had a small role as a cocky cop in The Other Guys with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, he'll be putting the badge back on for Let's Be Cops, a new comedy set up at 20th Century Fox from director Luke Greenfield (Something Borrowed, The Girl Next Door), who also wrote this script with collaborator Nick Thomas. And, he'll be joined by another familiar face from television too. Read on!

Deadline reports "New Girl" star Jake Johnson will take the other lead role in the film about two best friends looking for a little more out of life. They impersonate cops for kicks, but when they unknowingly mess with a real mobster, things get a little too real. Fans of the aforementioned Fox comedy series starring Zooey Deschanel should already know that this isn't the first time Wayans Jr. and Johnson have worked together. Wayans played the original third male roommate "Coach" in the pilot for "New Girl" but when his series "Happy Endings" was picked up for another season, Lamorne Morris took over. Wayans and Johnson are amazing on their respective shows, and having them team up should be hilarious.

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These are two of the best actors in TV comedy right now. I have high hopes for this.

the_situasian on Mar 4, 2013



Crazy Legs on Mar 4, 2013


Reunited and it feels so gooooood...Damon was in 1 or 2 episodes of New Girl, season 1. He left the show (as clearly stated in the article). Jake is hilarious. Loved him in Safety Not Guaranteed.

PBGray on Mar 4, 2013


Here's to Juilus Pepperwood!woohoo!

Rich S on Mar 5, 2013

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