John Leguizamo will star in <strong><em>Ride Along</em></strong>
John Leguizamo is in negotiations to join the cast of Ride Along for Universal Pictures and director Tim Story (Think Like a Man).

The story centers on a hard-nosed cop (Ice Cube) who is extremely protective of his sister. When her new boyfriend (Kevin Hart) wants to marry her, he is taken on a police ride-along to prove himself to his future brother-in-law. John Leguizamo will portray an undercover cop in the comedy.

Greg Coolidge wrote the screenplay, based on an earlier draft by Steve Faber and Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers). Ice Cube is also producing alongside his CubeVision partner Matt Alvarez, Larry Brezner, and William Packer.

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No production schedule was released.