WB has released a high-res image from the new CHiPs remake featuring Dax Shepard as Jon and Michael Pena as Ponch. A description for the film can also be found below.
Dax Shepard (“Hit and Run,” TV’s “Parenthood”) and Michael Peña (“The Martian”) star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action comedy “CHiPs.” Shepard also directs from a script he penned based on the characters from the popular ‘70s television series created by Rick Rosner.
Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (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.
Rounding out the cast are Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars”), Rosa Salazar (“Insurgent”), Adam Brody (“Think Like a Man Too”), Jessica McNamee (“The Vow,” TV’s “Sirens”), Ryan Hansen (“Veronica Mars”), David Koechner (the “Anchorman” films), Michael K. Williams (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) and Vincent D’Onofrio (“Jurassic World”).
Andrew Panay (“Earth to Echo,” “Wedding Crashers”), who produced Shepard’s directorial debut “Hit and Run,” is producing the film under his Panay Films banner, with Ravi Mehta (“Get Hard”) and Shepard. The executive producers are Robert J. Dohrmann, Rick Rosner, Nate Tuck and Michael Peña.
Collaborating with Shepard behind the scenes are cinematographer Mitchell Amundsen (“Now You See Me”), production designer Maher Ahmad (“Get Hard”), and editor Dan Lebental (“Ant-Man”).
“CHiPs” is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.
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