Ride Along Movie

Universal has greenlit a sequel to its hit buddy comedy “Ride Along,” with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart on board to reprise their roles.

“Ride Along” has topped $117 million in the U.S. after five weekends, starting its run with three consecutive first-place finishes. The film was budgeted at $25 million.

Will Packer, Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez and Larry Brezner will again produce. Tim Story is attached to direct again from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Universal signed the writers to script the sequel last year.

The decision to greenlight “Ride Along 2″ comes on the heels of a respectable opening for another Hart comedy, Sony’s “About Last Night,” which took in $27.8 million over the four-day weekend.

Hart, Cube and Story are repped by UTA.

News was first reported by Deadline.com.

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