Damon Wayans Jr has spent the last couple of years starring in the sitcom Happy Endings, but now he’s hoping to follow in his father’s comedy movie footsteps with Let’s Be Cops. Deadline reports that Wayans and Jake Johnson have signed up to star in Let’s Be Cops.
Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door) will direct, based on a script he co-wrote with writing partner Nick Thomas. The movie ‘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.’
Wayans Jr. has previously popped up in small roles in the likes of The Other Guys and various projects his relatives have been involved in, but this will be his first starring role. There’s no news on when the movie might shoot.