Kevin Hart and Ice Cube will ride again in "Ride Along 2" on Jan. 15, 2016, Universal Pictures has announced.
The follow-up to the hit buddy comedy "Ride Along" will once again debut over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a date that proved successful for the original, which set box office marks when it opened to $48.6 million over the long weekend. Since then, the film has grossed more than $130 million domestically.
"Ride Along" stars Hart as a fast-talking security guard trying to prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, a gruff Atlanta cop played by Ice Cube. The rapper-turned-actor served as a producer on the first film as well, and will do so again for the sequel. It's not yet clear what story line the new film will follow.
Also returning for "Ride Along 2" are director Tim Story, a frequent Hart collaborator, and producers Will Packer, Matt Alvarez and Larry Brezner.
Hart and Packer have another comedy lined up for next year's MLK weekend, the nuptial farce "The Wedding Ringer," with Josh Gad. Hart, Packer and Story are also reportedly teaming up on the hitman movie "Black Phantom" with Jamie Foxx.