Daredevil baddie Vincent D’Onofrio is ready to take another walk on the dark side. He’s reportedly in talks to play the villain in CHiPS, Warner Bros.’ upcoming feature based on the ’70s TV series. Dax Shepard is directing the new film, and will also star alongside Michael Peña. Get details on the Vincent D’Onofrio CHiPS casting after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Obviously, this was coming. In a business where name recognition trumps cleverness, Warner Bros. has just put in motion a remake of the hit TV show CHiPs. The show, which ran from 1977-1983, followed two slick California motorcycle cops, played by Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada, as they fought crime and generally acted cool. It was very much of its time and had a pretty strong following that eventually evolved into a cult following.
Now Dax Shepard has been hired to write, direct and co-star in a CHiPs movie. He’ll play the Wilcox role with Michael Pena set as Estrada’s character. The tone will reportedly be less like the original series, though, and more along the action-packed lines of buddy action movies like Lethal Weapon or Bad Boys. Read More »