An upcoming reboot of the “Rush Hour” feature film franchise that’s in the works at CBS has cast one of its leads. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Justin Hires landed the role in the pilot.
Hires is known for the movies “21 Jump Street” and “Stomp the Yard,” and has had recent roles in TV on “Key and Peele” and “Jerks with Cameras.”
The lead roles in the “Rush Hour” feature films were originated by Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.
“The TV remake is from ‘Cougar Town’s’ Bill Lawrence, and is similar in tone to the series of New Line Cinema films, which followed a Hong Kong police officer who travels to L.A. for a case and is forced to work with a cocky LAPD officer,” THR reports.
Hires is set to play Carter, who was portrayed by Tucker in the movie series. “Carter is described as an irreverent bad-boy detective who uses unorthodox methods to get results,” THR notes.
The three “Rush Hour” movies have reportedly grossed almost $850 million at the box office worldwide.