“Heroes come in two sizes,” the trailer teases before dishing out a variety of car crashes, gunfights and banter between the stars.
Hart plays a former high school sports star turned accountant who is contacted by a former classmate (Johnson) who used to be overweight and bullied but has since become a contract killer for the CIA. “I need your skillset to save the entire free world,” Johnson tells Hart, much to Hart’s dismay.
Scott Stuber, Peter Principato and Paul Young are producing. “Central Intelligence” is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” “We’re the Millers”).
Johnson revealed via an Instagram post that this inspiration for his character, Bob, “has always been Tom Hanks in ‘BIG’ with an added twist. He’s a grown man who’s extremely childlike and views the world thru [sic] exuberant and enthusiastic teenage eyes… The ‘added twist’ is Bob has an extremely high IQ and is one of the most lethal men on the planet as a C.I.A. contract killer. Oh the most important character trait.. He hates bullies.”
“Central Intelligence” hits theaters on June 17, 2016.