Ben takes a bullet for his no-nonsense brother-in-law James in the hilarious second trailer for Ride Along 2. The sequel pairs Kevin Hart and Ice Cube for an all-new mission, which sees them heading to Miami to take down a notorious drug dealer played by Benjamin Bratt. There's plenty of new footage in this latest sneak peek, which hints at the laughs, action and thrills that will be on display this winter.
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the returning lineup of Ride Along 2, the sequel to the blockbuster action-comedy that gave us 2014's most popular comedy duo. Joining the duo for the next chapter of the series are director Tim Story, as well as Ice Cube's fellow producers, Will Packer, Matt Alvarez and Larry Brezner, who will produce alongside Cube. The rest of the cast includes Olivia Munn, Ken Jeong, Nadine Velazquez and Tika Sumpter.
Ben Barber (Kevin Hart) has graduated from the police academy and is now a full fledged Atlanta P.D. cop, and wants to make it as a detective. James (Ice Cube), Ben's soon to be brother-in-law, is still annoyed by his tactics. Ben is about to get married to James' sister Angela, but their boss Lt. Brooks (Bruce McGill) assigns them on a huge case that is in Miami, where they will be working with the Miami Police Department.
Ben and James venture to Miami to work on a case that involves a mysterious and dashing figure named Serge Pope. While there, they team up with Maya, a smart and beautiful detective. Ben looks forward to proving himself and hopes the case runs smoothly so that he can return to Atlanta in time for his wedding. But when it comes to these two, nothing ever goes as planned.
The original Ride Along followed Ben Barber, a lowly security guard, who is trying to work up the courage to propose to his girlfriend, Angela Payton (Tika Sumpter). The only problem is Angela's brother, James Payton, a hardened Atlanta police detective who doesn't think Ben is right for his sister. In an effort to prove his worth, Ben goes on a 24-hour Ride Along through the streets of Atlanta. The original ends with Ben becoming a cop, leading to this unique duo teaming up for a case in Miami.
The original Ride Along opened in early 2014 and was a smash hit, solidifying Ice Cube and Kevin Hart as a new comedy duo not to be tangled with. The film pulled in a healthy $134.9 million from a low $25 budget. A sequel was announced almost immediately, and will be released only a short two years later. Take a look at this latest footage, which features a hilarious scene involving Kevin Hart and a ceiling fan, along with more insight into the story this latest adventure is setting out to tell.
Ride Along 2 will go up against Paramount's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Sony's The 5th Wave and Open Road Films' The Nut Job 2 when it hits theaters next January from Universal Pictures. Based on this new trailer, do you think this sequel has what it takes to be an even bigger box office hit than the first Ride Along? Check out this first footage, and stay tuned for more footage from Ride Along 2.