• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest

'Ride Along' Trailer: Kevin Hart's Jumpy Security Guard Meets Ice Cube's Tough Cop

Universal's buddy comedy hits theaters in January.

Universal has released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming buddy-cop comedy Ride Along, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.

In the movie, Hart plays Ben, a school security guard who's dating Ice Cube's character's sister.

Cube's tough cop James doesn't approve of Ben wooing his sibling, so when Ben asks James for permission to marry her, James says he'll take him on a ride along so he can prove he's worthy of joining the family.

STORY: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad to Star in Comedy for Screen Gems, Miramax

Hilarity then ensues as Ben's jumpy wannabe cop is exposed to James' tough-guy behavior.

Ride Along hits theaters on Jan. 17, 2014.

The movie also stars John Leguizamo and Gossip Girl alum Tika Sumpter and was directed by Think Like a Man helmer, Tim Story, who was recently invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.