Ice Cube has pretty much build his entire big screen career playing hardasses in comedies. So don’t expect him to be any different in his latest outing “Fight Fight”. This round, he’s paired off with Charlie Day, both playing dueling school teachers. USA Today previously spoke to director Richie Keen, who explained the premise: “The truth of the matter is at this public high school on a very chaotic day, neither of their philosophies are working. And this fight becomes a bigger metaphor for the system and things needing to change.”
Just make sure it’s funny, and I’m in. This first trailer has only small hint of humour, so until we see more, i’m going to assume it’s more “Barbershop” and less “21 Jump Street”.
Here’s the summary: “Ice Cube and Charlie Day headline the Fist Fight, a comedy directed by Richie Keen from a script by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux. The story follows Charlie Day’s character, a meek teacher, as he is challenged to a fist fight by his much tougher colleague, played by Ice Cube. Christina Hendricks will play a school drama teacher, who has a romantic connection to the teacher played by Ice Cube. Fist Fight is produced by Shawn Levy, Max Greenfield and John Rickard and the cast also includes Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) and Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) as the school’s principal and guidance counselor, respectively.”
“Fist Fight” stars Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Christina Hendricks, Jillian Bell, Kumail Nanjiani, and Tracy Morgan. It premieres 17th February 2017.