Variety reports that Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson and Steve Coogan have signed on to Columbia Pictures The Other Guys.

Johnson and Jackson are going to be "super cops" in this film from Adam McKay (Step Brothers). Coogan will play the man that they are going after.

Johnson and Jackson will be "an elite cop tandem" who are legendary within their police department. They are most envied by fellow cops played by Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.

The film is slated to be released August 6.

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