The story follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.
“Central Intelligence” also stars Oscar nominee Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”), Aaron Paul (TV’s “Breaking Bad”), and Danielle Nicolet (TV’s “The Game”).
The film is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (“We’re the Millers,” “Dodgeball”).
The screenplay is by Ike Barinholtz & David Stassen and Rawson Marshall Thurber; story by Ike Barinholtz & David Stassen. It is produced by Scott Stuber (“Ted”), Peter Principato (TV’s “Black-ish”), Paul Young (“Black-ish”) and Michael Fottrell (“Furious Seven”). Serving as executive producers are Ed Helms, who worked with Thurber on “We’re the Millers,” Samuel J. Brown and Michael Disco.
The behind-the-scenes creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Barry Peterson (“We’re the Millers,” “21 Jump Street”); production designer Stephen Lineweaver (“Ted,” “Blades of Glory”); editors Mike Sale and Brian Olds (“We’re the Millers,” “Tammy”); and costume designer Carol Ramsey (“Horrible Bosses,” “Dodgeball”). The music is by Theodore Shapiro and Ludwig Goransson.
New Line Cinema and Universal Pictures present, a Bluegrass Films/Principato Young Entertainment Production, a Rawson Marshall Thurber Film, “Central Intelligence.” It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.