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'Naked Gun' Picks Ed Helms as Reboot Begins Production

Ed Helms Joins Naked Gun

Naked Gun's 'Frank Drebin' is coming back with Ed Helms to portray Leslie Nielsen's character in Paramount's reboot of 'The Naked Gun' Comedy franchise. Paramount studios has recently contacted the scripting team of Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant from 'The Night at the Museum' and 'Reno 911, to write the screenplay as a new spin on the Drebin character. The studio has tapped the scripting team of Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant — best known for the “Night at the Museum” and “Reno 911? franchises, to write the screenplay as a new spin on the Drebin character. tumblr_mxr796UT1L1siu4tvo1_500 Ed Helms starred in “The Hangover” trilogy and “We’re the Millers” and recently recently wrapped “Stretch” opposite Chris Pine and Patrick Wilson. He stars in the romcom parody “They Came Together,” which will premiere at Sundance, opposite Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler.
Paramount released “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!” in 1988 with Nielsen battling Ricardo Montalban’s character plotting to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II at a baseball game in Los Angeles. Sequels “The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear” and “Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult” followed in 1991 and 1994; the three films cumed $275 million. The films were based on the 1982 ABC spoof series “Police Squad!,” which was cancelled after six episodes. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker created the series, which also starred Nielsen as Drebin in a similar  deadpan vein as his Dr. Rumack character in 1980?s “Airplane!” “It’s true what they say: Cops and women don’t mix,” Drebin said in the first film. “It’s like eating a spoonful of Drano; sure, it’ll clean you out, but it’ll leave you hollow inside (Variety).”
There were many rumors for Ed Helms to work on this project. But, it is interesting to see the news is official.

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