Warner Bros. Pictures has released first CHiPs trailer and poster. Starring Michael Peña and Dax Shepard, It looks ridiculously fun. If I be honest it doesn’t look like anything like the original, R-rated, action-comedy take on the late ’70s / early ’80s television series.
Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Michael Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work… if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.
The CHiPs opens in theaters on March 24.