Directed by Richie Keen (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) with an original screenplay co-written by Van Robichaux and Evan Susser, Fist Fight is all set to star Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses) and Ice Cube (Ride Along 2) in an uproarious high school comedy about two teachers whose rivalry with one another comes to fisticuffs. Loosely based on the 1987 teen comedy Three O'Clock High, the new movie is sure to offer fans of Day and Cube plenty of reason to pay the price of admission when it reaches theaters early next year.
Given Keen's past working experience with Day on the hit FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Fist Fight seems like a great opportunity to see what kind of trouble the two get into on the big screen. And with the very specific comedic stylings of Ice Cube, who has recently show himself adept to the genre with a string of box office hits, their new film stands a chance a being a standout. On that note, the latest trailer for the new movie has just dropped online.
The trailer teases even more bad behavior on the behalf of high school teachers Andrew Campbell (Day) and Ron Strickland (Cube) after the former's actions accidentally result in the latter being fired from his job. Like the first trailer, the latest batch of footage pulls on the inherent charm of Day and the brooding menace of Ice Cube, in addition to brief appearances from an all-star supporting cast, including Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), Jillian Bell (The Night Before), and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley).
Whether or not viewers will be especially eager to watch what looks to be a funny but fairly stereotypical comedy of errors remains to be seen. However, given Day's track record as a dependable comic performer perhaps there's more to Fist Fight than meets the eye on first glance. If nothing else, the film can likely depend on audiences responding to Ice Cube once more being paired with a funny and far less physically imposing partner to guarantee some laughs.
Keen has spent the majority of his career in television, making Fist Fight his big chance to transition into a prominent studio comedy filmmaker -- which shouldn't bee too hard to accomplish with Day and Ice Cube in his corner. Only time will tell whether or not the new movie will be a box office success, but here's hoping for the very best when Keen, Day, and Cube come together for a high school comedy that focused on the bad behavior of the teachers.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
- Fist Fight (2017) release date: Feb 17, 2017