High school, the best years of your life – at least, that’s what nostalgic adults would have you believe, as they look back on their days in education through rose-tinted glasses. But in New Line’s imminent comedy Fist Fight, high school is transformed into a gladiatorial arena in which Charlie Day and Ice Cube lock horns.
Pegged for release on February 17th, New Line has today unleashed the bonkers red band trailer for Richie Keen’s (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) caper, which sees a seemingly innocuous rivalry bubble over into a full-blown war. Once the battle lines are drawn, Charlie Day’s mild-mannered English teacher Andy Campbell finds himself avoiding Ice Cube’s Ron Strickland at all costs, with the latter out to enact his revenge after Campbell’s complacencies lead to him getting the sack.
Cue the ridiculously over-the-top battle sequence involving horses trotting through the corridors and Jillian Bell’s school counselor indulging in drugs while on the clock. Evan Susser and Van Robichaux are the brains behind the script, while the cast sheet also features Tracy Morgan, Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris, Christina Hendricks, Dennis Haysbert and JoAnna Garcia Swisher.
Charlie Day and Ice Cube will stage their after-school throwdown when Fist Fight opens on February 17th.
On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Cube), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and ends up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed.