The car crashes pile up almost as quickly as the juvenile humor in the new trailer for CHIPS, a police bromance-comedy-thriller starring Dax Shepard and Michael Peña. The film is adapted from the TV series, which ran from 1977 to 1983 on NBC.
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. Shepard wrote and directed the movie, which also features Kristen Bell and Maya Rudolph.
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. During a short interview, Kimmel teased Peña for being unable to actually ride the machine he was sitting on, echoing a joke from the trailer.
CHIPS hits theaters on March 24th.