Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson Are Making a Buddy Cop Movie Together


Happy Endings star Damon Wayans Jr. and New Girl star Jake Johnson are teaming up to make a new movie together. Deadline reports that the actors will play the leads in Let’s Be Cops, a film that will star them as best friends who impersonate cops for fun but soon find themselves involved with a real mobster. Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door) will direct from a script he wrote with his writing partner Nick Thomas. Wayans and Johnson starred together on the pilot for Fox’s New Girl, but Wayans’s role was recast after the first episode due to his commitment to Happy Endings. It’s nice to see these guys get to act together again and to see a studio greenlight a movie starring two funny actors who aren’t movie stars yet, rather than recasting the same 10 super famous faces over and over.