Ice Cube and Charlie Day are both in talks to star in the New Line Cinema comedy Fist Fight. Deadline reports that negotiations are currently in the early stages, but producers are hoping to find a director in the near future, in hopes of starting production in September. It isn't known if there are any specific filmmakers that New Line is currently eyeing.
The story is being compared to the 1987 comedy Three O'Clock High, only a grown-up version. The plot follows a timid teacher (Charlie Day) who gets challenged to a fight by a colleague (Ice Cube), who thinks he's trying to get him fired. No further details were given about the story, or what other supporting characters may be involved.
Van Robichaux and Evan Susser wrote the screenplay, with 21 Laps' Shawn Levy, Billy Rosenberg and Max Greenfield producing and Max Greenfield overseeing for the company. Ice Cube will next be seen in Ride Along 2, and he is currently shooting Barbershop 3. The actor/producer also revealed in April that Friday 4 may be happening, with all of the original cast members eager to return to the franchise. Charlie Day is coming off of the New Line sequel Horrible Bosses 2, and he will next be seen in the summer comedy Vacation. The actor also said that he will return for Pacific Rim 2 as Dr. Newton Geisler, but it isn't known when production will begin on that highly-anticipated follow-up.