As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, Marlon Wayans is set to team with Fast & Furious producer Neal H. Moritz for Ride or Die, a romantic buddy-cop action-comedy which is being described as “Bad Boys with romance” or “When Harry Met Sally… with guns”.
Scripted by Wayans and Rick Alvarez, the film will revolve around the relationship between “robbery detective Martin Banks (Wayans), a consummate professional, and narcotics detective and unapologetic butt-kicker Tami Moore. Sparks and bullets fly when these opposites are partnered to track down a billion-dollar cache of deadly opioids stolen from the vault of a multinational pharmaceutical company that threaten to flood the streets of Chicago.”
“Rick and I conceived this as a franchise and collaborating with Neal, who has mastered the art of franchises, makes it a perfect fit,” said Wayans, who will produce through his Ugly Baby banner alongside Moritz’s Original Film.
“I was lucky enough to get a chance to read this script early … and I had to jump on it,” adds Moritz. “Rarely do you read scripts with such a great concept and relationship.”
Marlon Wayans was last seen in the comedy Sextuplets, and has the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect and Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks both in the can and slated for release later in the year.