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Watch: First Trailer for Big-Screen ‘CHiPs’ Remake

Warner Bros. released the first trailer for its big-screen remake of 70s television series CHiPs on Thursday.

The updated take on the old show finds Michael Peña and Dax Shepard taking on the roles of California Highway Patrol officers Frank “Ponch” Poncharello and Jon Baker, played in the original series by Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox.

Here’s the studio’s official synopsis for the new movie:

Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP.

The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.

The original series debuted in 1977 and ran for six seasons on NBC.

The film adaptation was written and directed by Shepard and also stars Kristen Bell, Adam Brody, Ryan Hansen, Maya Rudolph and Vincent D’Onofrio.

CHiPs is in theaters March 24.

 

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