CBS’ Rush Hour pilot, based on Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan’s New Line Cinema film franchise, has finally locked in its leading duo.
Justin Hires (Key and Peele) will play Carter, an “irreverent and wildly confident” LAPD detective whose “unorthodox methods” often land him in trouble with his higher-ups. He joins Jon Foo (Batman Begins), recently cast as Carter’s Hong Kong-born partner Lee.
Additional series regulars include Aimee Garcia (Dexter) as Carter’s former partner Didi, and Jessika Van (The Messengers) as Lee’s younger sister Kim.
Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick penned the script, and will executive-produce alongside Arthur Sarkissian, Brett Ratner, Jeff Ingold and director Jon Turteltaub.