CHiPs Dax Shepard, Michael Peña [Trailer]
CHiPs. The television show that ran for six seasons and made a star of Eric Estrada is now a major motion picture.
Starring Dax Shepard and Michael Pena, CHiPs will take the 21 Jump Street route and lean heavy on the comedy while highlighting the cliche's of the late 70's-early 80's TV show.
Peña plays Frank "Ponch" Poncherello, who goes undercover in the Highway Patrol to investigate some potentially crooked cops. He is partnered up with Shepard's Jon Baker, who used to be a professional motorbiker and now needs a new job if he hopes to save his marriage. The pair bond as they weather high-flying motorcycle stunts, explosions, shootouts and their own professional incompetence.
The trailer for the film debuted on Wednesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In honor of the premiere, Shepard and Peña showed up on set, making a splashy on-brand entrance on their Highway Patrol motorcycles.
Dax Shepard pulled triple duty for the movie as writer, director and star. The movie also features Adam Brody, Vincent D' Onofrio, Kristen Bell, Maya Rudolph and Ryan Hansen.
CHiPs hits theaters on March 24, 2017.