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Kevin Smith’s ‘Dicks’ becomes ‘Cop Out’

Warner Bros. changes title of comedy starring Willis, Morgan

Warner Bros.’ cop comedy “A Couple of Dicks” has become “Cop Out.”

Director Kevin Smith revealed the name change last week before the “Cop Out” trailer began showing in front of Warner’s “Sherlock Holmes” on Christmas Day. He told Entertainment Weekly the key reason for the switch was that the studio wanted to advertise “Cop Out” on sports programs but the major networks indicated they couldn’t run ads prior 9 p.m. if the film was titled “A Couple of Dicks.”

Cop Out,” due to open in February, is toplined by Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. Seann William Scott, Adam Brody, Jason Lee and Michelle Trachtenberg also star.

Marc Platt’s producing the project with Polly Johnsen and Michael Tadross. The scripting team of Robb and Marc Cullen penned the screenplay, centered on a pair of cops who track down a stolen baseball card, rescue a Mexican beauty and deal with gangsters and laundered drug money.

Warner picked up the project in turnaround from Gold Circle, where Robin Williams and James Gandolfini had been attached to star.

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