“Scary Movie” and “White Chicks” alum Marlon Wayans is teaming with “Fast & Furious” producer Neal Moritz for “Ready or Die”, a buddy action-comedy that Wayans co-wrote with Rick Alvarez.
The project, which Wayans will also produce, has been described as “‘When Harry Met Sally…’ with guns.”
The story centers on robbery detective Martin Banks (Wayans), a consummate professional, and narcotics detective and unapologetic butt-kicker Tami Moore. Sparks and bullets fly when these opposites are partnered to track down a billion-dollar cache of deadly opioids stolen from the vault of a multinational pharmaceutical company that threaten to flood the streets of Chicago.
“Rick and I conceived this as a franchise and collaborating with Neal, who has mastered the art of franchises, makes it a perfect fit,” Wayans said Tuesday in a statement via Heat Vision.
Said Moritz: “I was lucky enough to get a chance to read this script early … and I had to jump on it … rarely do you read scripts with such a great concept and relationship.”