Taraji P. Henson, Ed Helms to Star in 'Coffee & Kareem' for Netflix

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Taraji P. Henson, Ed Helms

The story centers on a Detroit cop and his girlfriend's 11-year-old son, who team up to take down the city's most ruthless criminal.

Taraji P. Henson and Ed Helms are set to star in the Netflix action-comedy Coffee & Kareem.

The story centers on a Detroit cop, who reluctantly teams up with his girlfriend's 11-year-old son to clear his name and take down the city's most ruthless criminal.

Michael Dowse, who helmed Fox's upcoming Uber action-comedy Stuber, will direct the pic from a 2014 Black List script by Shane McCarthy.

Helms will also produce the project with Mike Falbo via their Pacific Electric Pictures Co. banner (Corporate Animals, The Clapper). Sanford Nelson, Jordon Foss, Linden Nelson, and Don Foss will executive produce.

Henson, who is currently in theaters with What Men Want, is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham; Helms is with UTA, Artists First and Schreck Rose. Dowse is repped by UTA and Fourth Wall, and McCarthy is with Verve and Nelson Davis.