Justin Miller (Damon Wayans, Jr.) and Ryan O’Malley (Jake Johnson) have been languishing since their school days ended. Justin toils at a videogame company, where his bosses prefer zombie antics instead of Justin’s recent game proposal that features real-life cops. Ryan, still reveling in his glory days as a college quarterback, bounces from job to job – his appearance in a herpes drug commercial was a career highlight – without success.
A key design element was the police uniforms, overseen by costume designer Debra McGuire, who has created wardrobe for iconic television series (“Friends”), as well as hit film comedies (“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”). For McGuire, the most challenging factor would be to make the notoriously bulky police costumes breathable for use during the hot Atlanta shooting days.
Whatever the challenges, the filmmakers always strove to bring together rich, outrageous character comedy with explosive action “It all works together – the action, comedy and the friendship between Justin and Ryan,” director/producer/co-writer Luke Greenfield notes. “I want the movie to take audiences for a ride.”
"Let's Be Cops" opens November 5 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
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