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Ride Along is getting the threequel treatment

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The Ride Along universe is expanding into a trilogy. According to The Wrap, a Ride Along 3—following up the Kevin Hart and Ice Cube-starring Ride Along and Ride Along 2—is in the works. Director Tim Story told the publication he and screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are currently devising new hijinks for the pair. “We’re writing the script right now … we’re excited for the idea and what it can be and of course bringing Kevin [Hart] and Ice Cube back together because they are the greatest odd couple in the world,” he said. Somewhere, Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon are shedding tears at that statement.

Ride Along rests on the setup of Cube as an intimidating police officer and Hart as the sheepish dude wooing his sister. Reviewing the second installment, The A.V. Club wrote that the movies “are bound by cop-movie conventions and encumbered by an apparent desire not to spoof them,” but praised the leads. Hart—who always seems to have a ridiculous number of upcoming projects—stars in a stand-up film out this weekend, and has the likes of Jumanji and The Untouchables in his future. Cube will battle Charlie Day in Fist Fight and is scheduled to reunite with Story on a Christmas Carol adaptation.


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