Kevin Smith‘s R-Rated buddy cop comedy A Couple of Dicks began filming in New York this week, and a few photos from the set have begun showing up online. The first photo, above, comes from accidentalsexiness, and features Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis in a car. After the first day of shooting, Smith tweeted “Bruce & Tracy are so good together, you’d think this was the sequel.” More photos after the jump, including a look at Morgan dressed in a giant cell phone costume and the film’s production logo.
ComingSoon has a photo of Tracey Morgan, dressed as a cellphone, riding a three wheel bicycle while being chased by a pit bull. The shot was taken in Queens, New York. I don’t recall reading this in the earlier draft of the screenplay, so it’s very possible it was added later.
Signs posted in Brooklyn are using the title “A Couple of Cops”. I’ve been told that the film is still titled A Couple of Dicks, and that the Cops title was only around for a short period of time when they were considering a PG-13 rating. Crew members on set were wearing t-shirts that reads Couple of Dicks (photo thanks to bluffcity). So I’m guessing that the signs are using the PG-13 title to appear less racy. I do wonder if they are dropping the “A” from the title.
Written by Robb and Marc Cullen, and featured on the 2008 Black List (a Hollywood insider list of the best unproduced screenplays of the year), The film stars Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis as two veteran LAPD detectives who attempt to track down a stolen, mint-condition, 1952 baseball card, get tangled with a sports memorabilia-obsessed gangster, and rescure a Mexican beauty named Gabriela (Ana de la Reguera), who might hold the key to millions in laundered drug money. Adam Bordy, Sean William Scott and Kevin Pollak also have roles in the film. A Couple of Dicks is tentatively scheduled to hit theaters on February 26th 2010.