Will Ferrell has a new partner, and his name sounds nothing like John C. Reilly. It sounds like Mark Wahlberg; Marky Mark if you’re nasty. And we’ve got proof that these two are cleaning up city scum in the new Adam McKay directed comedy The Other Guys. Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne "No Longer Call Me The Rock" Johnson are also partnered up in it as the guys, because you can’t have the "other" without having the "the."
Set in New York City The Other Guys follows Detective Allen Gamble (Ferrell), a forensic accountant who’s more interested in paperwork than hitting the streets, and Detective Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg), who has been stuck with Allen as his partner ever since an embarrassing public incident with his quick trigger finger. Allen and Terry idolize the city’s top cops, Danson and Manzetti (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson), but when an opportunity arises for the Other Guys to step up, things don’t quite go as planned.
I don’t know about you, but I’m quite liking these pairings and contrasts. McKay’s last film Step Brothers left me wanting, and I’m hoping The Other Guys delivers on the laughs as well as the story. The Ferrell man-child is more worn out than the Farley man-child. [ScreenRant]
Check out more pics of Jackson & Johnson (not the lotion company) after the jump!
Accepting the city’s Distinction of Badassery Award
Jackson lets the criminals come to him