Kevin Smith, a pillar to the independent film community since 1994 (Clerks), is on board to direct his first major studio flick, A Couple of Cops – formerly titled A Couple of Dicks. Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan will star in the Warner Bros.’ detective comedy.
Robb and Marc Cullen’s screenplay centers on a pair of cops who track down a stolen baseball card, rescue a Mexican beauty and must deal with gangsters and laundered drug money.
Warner picked up the project in turnaround last year from Gold Circle, where it had been in development with Robin Williams and James Gandolfini in the lead roles.
Willis will next be seen in Disney sci-fi thriller The Surrogates, directed by Jonathan Mostow. “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” star Morgan has been set for a remake of Death at a Funeral for Screen Gems and Sidney Kimmel.
Tags: 30 Rock, Bruce Willis, Kevin Smith, Tracy Morgan