Well, that sure didn’t take long. The record opening $41.5 million blockbuster box-office success of Ride Along over last month's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend has just guaranteed the ready-made-for franchise a second installment.
Deadline is reporting that the deal for Ride Along 2 has just closed and it will reunite its red-hot star Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, plus director Tim Story and producer Will Packer. The cast and crew are set to assemble for a shooting start date of late June or early July of this year.
Ride Along marks the fourth film the sizzling, red-hot Hart is starring in this year. His other movies include the box-office hit of this past weekend About Last Night, the upcoming School Dance, and the much-anticipated sequel Think Like a Man Too, also produced by Packer.
As of this past weekend, Ride Along has earned over $120 million worldwide, so it’s a safe bet its sequel should also enjoy a healthy and lucrative lifespan at the box office.
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