Samuel L. Jackson & The Rock In ‘The Other Guys’

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Fresh off the set in New York come a slew of photos of Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson from the upcoming Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg buddy-cop comedy, The Other Guys. Those familiar with Johnson’s film repertoire might be surprised to find that there is not single tutu, fairy costume or alien child associated with this latest role.

The film is a collaboration between Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) and Chris Henchy. The pair recently worked with Henchy writing and McKay producing this summers Land of the Lost.

Set in New York City, The Other Guys follows Detective Allen Gamble (Ferrell), a forensic accountant who’s more interested in paperwork than hitting the streets, and Detective Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg), who has been stuck with Allen as his partner ever since an embarrassing public incident with his quick trigger finger. Allen and Terry idolize the city’s top cops, Danson and Manzetti (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson), but when an opportunity arises for the Other Guys to step up, things don’t quite go as planned.

I’m not trying to sound like a “Negative Nancy,” but this film plot sound extremely similar to the 2008 adaptation of Get Smart, which Mr. Johnson was also in. Although, to be fair, the plot for the reimagined Get Smart was almost a direct rip-off of the 2003 Rowan Atkinson spy comedy, Johnny English. So, I’ll be kind and accuse them of pilfering material from “Mr. Bean” rather than “Mr. Evan Almighty.”

Anyway, check out a few set photos from The Other Guys:

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Johnson and Jackson are the new “J&J”

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Wahlberg and Ferrell are a new odd couple

Check out the video below, which shows the filming of a stunt from the film. While the actors are replaced by stunt men in this instance, it confirms, once again, why I never journeyed down the road of stunt man… or in my case, stunt man who cries too much.

What do you think? Is this film going to go the way of Anchorman (classic!) or does Will Ferrell have another Land of the Lost on his hands?

Expect to see The Other Guys in theaters August 6, 2010.

Source: Collider

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  1. HOT POT O COFFEE! lol

    i think will ferrel is an actor/comedian that needs a strong supporting cast to really shine.

    he had paul rudd, steve carrell, and others in anchorman and that made it that much more special.

    the panther cologne part … hahaha classic

  2. I don’t get the Will Ferrell thing, he plays the same annoying character in everything, isn’t particularly funny and yet Anchorman is deemed a ‘Classic’…. Granted his supporting cast in that were good but that doesn’t explain why he is so popular. He and Jack Black need to go

  3. i think will should take a vacation for a coupla years..

  4. I thought Anchorman was awful. How that is a classic is beyond me. Saying that, though, I do like alot of Will’s movies (especially Elf and Stepbrothers). I hope this is good because I like all the actors involved in it.

    One other thing: Why wasn’t Dwayne Johnson cast in The Expendables? He’d have been PERFECT in that film!!

  5. @Andy S

    Johnson isn’t in The Expendables because Johnson isn’t an action star. He’s too busy making Disney flicks.

    For a minute I thought we were actually getting a new Rock action flick, but then I realized it was just another lame Ferrel comedy. Old School was awesome, and Talladega Nights and Stepbrothers had their moments, but every thing else he’s done, including Anchorman, is just awful.

    Though I am a big Mark Wahlberg fan, so I might consider seeing this.

  6. Why is everybody down on Will?
    The guy makes movies that are fun and entertaining.
    He’s not trying to win an oscar, nor are his cast mates in these films.
    Lay off him and enjoy the movies for what they are. Some of you people really need to pull the pretentious sticks out of your backsides.

    “Boats and Ho’s” – How can you not laugh

  7. Now lets not make this personal :) For me personally, I don’t enjoy Will Ferrell’s style of comedy, it’s not me being pretentious I feel the same way about Ricky Gervais. While some of their stuff is amusing occasionally I just don’t appreciate it in the same way as you.
    I like fun and entertaining films, just not the majority of Will Ferrel’s :P

  8. Anyone else notice that Wahlberg is wearing a “Bayside Pride” t-shirt! Excellent!

  9. @Reaper

    The last film I really liked Ferrell in was “Elf.” Otherwise he just plays the same character over and over again in every movie.


  10. why do thr rock and jackson jump of the building

    • slipperybacon,

      Because they’re uber-macho, maniacally ego-centric fools who weren’t very bright.