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By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 3, 2009 |

Coming off of his personal best grossing movie, Zack and Miri Make a Porno (although it was a bit of a disappointment at the box office considering the stars involved, it still managed to out gross Dogma by nearly a million dollars), our boy Kevin Smith is branching out. For the first time in his career, Smith is actually going to direct someone else’s script (I had secretly hoped for the opposite — that he’d write a script for another director, preferably a comic-book movie).

As first reported by ERC Box Office, the movie, appropriately, is called A Couple of Dicks, neither of which will be Jay or Silent Bob. In fact, A Couple of Dicks is neither a View Askew flick nor, for the first time, a movie made with the Weinsteins, who have had a habit lately of completely dumping their films into ether (I think they may be eating them before they make it into theaters). In fact, Smith will now team with Warner Brothers, a studio that may finally put enough money into marketing one of his films to get him a certified box-office hit, although the tentative release date (January 29, 2010) is not exactly promising. But then again, Paul Blart opened in January with good results.

Anyway, the movie is a buddy cop movie, with a much better cop duo than the recently announced B Team with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. This one will star Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. Yeah. Bruce fucking Willis, a man who can open a motherfucking film. Hopefully, Tracy Morgan won’t actually try to act, which is to say: Tracy Morgan is good at one thing only: Playing Tracy Morgan/Jordan. Get the man a few ounces of something, wind him up, and put him on set. The rest will work itself out. Though details are scant, the movie is about two LAPD detective trying to track down a stolen baseball card. Ironically, that’s already more plot than most of Kevin Smith’s previous movies combined. The film was written by Robb and Marc Cullen, and it apparently won 2008’s best unproduced screenplay. Robin Williams had been attached alongside James Gandolfini, and he sued when production did not begin. So, if you can’t get excited about the fact that Kevin Smith is directing another film, then surely you can appreciate the fact that we’ve been saved from Robin Williams.

And speaking of dicks, here’s Kevin talking about Mewes’.

And No: It's Not a Gay Porno / Dustin Rowles

Industry | March 3, 2009 |

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