Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: These Wayans, they just keep coming. 20th Century Fox has set Happy Endings star Damon Wayans Jr. and New Girl’s Jake Johnson to star in Let’s Be Cops, a comedy that Luke Greenfield will direct. He wrote the script with writing partner Nick Thomas, based on a pitch he sold to the studio. Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films and Greenfield will produce.

The film is about two best friends looking for a little more out of life. They impersonate cops for kicks, but when they unknowingly mess with a real mobster, the game gets real. Casting is getting underway on the other roles.

Wayans is repped by WME and Mosaic, Johnson is repped by UTA and 3 Arts. Thomas is repped by Paradigm. Greenfield is repped by CAA.

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