Tim Story, Will Packer
Tim Story, Will Packer

Speaking of Ride Along, which I wrote about this morning, revealing new cast members...

It's just been announced that the Universal Pictures' action comedy, which stars Ice CubeKevin HartTika SumpterJay PharoahJohn Leguizamo and Bryan Callen, will open in theaters on January 17, 2014 - the MLK holiday weekend that year.

Hart co-stars with Cube as "a high school security guard who is ready to get married, but first he must survive a Training Day-like ride along experience with her tough cop brother, who doesn’t want the marriage to happen and tries to scare off the suitor."

Cube plays the tough cop brother.

Sumpter will play Hart's fiancee; Callen will play a wily, undercover cop alongside John Leguizamo; and Pharoah will play a street-smart informant.

Tim Story will direct, while Will Packer will co-produce the project via his Rainforest Films banner, with Ice Cube's Cube Vision, and Matt Alvarez's LBI Entertainment.