Two high-profile R-rated comedies based on classic cheesy shows hit the big screen in the coming months. It’s a no-brainer that Baywatch starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron will most likely blow CHiPs out of the water. With that being said though, if you’re a fan of raunchy humor and/or have a thing for Dax Shepard, then CHiPs is the film for you. The red band trailer is filled with plenty of both.
Taking on the roles of Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncharello, originated by Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada, are Dax Shepard and Michael Peña. Baker and Ponch have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP. Naturally, the rookie and hardened pro clash more than click. Eventually though, they find their groove.
Shepard also wrote and directed the upcoming film. Adam Brody, Jessica McNamee, Ryan Hansen, David Koechner, Michael K. Williams, Maya Rudolph and Vincent D’Onofrio round out the cast. Shepard’s wife Kristen Bell also pops up to play his on-screen wife.
CHiPs rides into theaters on March 24. Check out the red band trailer below. The part where Pena carries a naked Shepard is definitely the highlight. I actually laughed out loud at the mishap that occurs there. Three words. Face-plant groin area 😉
Chips Red Band Trailer