Dax Shepard is set to develop a big screen adaptation of the classic motorcycle cop series CHiPS. He will write, star, and direct the movie, which will also co-star Michael Pena (End of Watch). Like the TV series, the movie will revolve around two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.
Shepard will play Jon Baker, the “by-the-book officer” played by Larry Wilcoxin the TV show. Pena is set to play Frank Poncherello, Baker’s “wild partner,” who was played by Erik Estrada.
CHiPS ran on NBC from 1977 to 1983 with 139 episodes.