Warner Bros. and Jimmy Kimmel Live! have debuted the first trailer for CHiPs, a film adaptation of the popular 70s television series, starring Dax Shepard and Michael Peña.
Shepard directed and wrote the film that places him and Peña in the parts that were originally played by Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox in the motorcycle riding California law enforcement drama series.
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.
CHiPs also stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Adam Brody, Rosa Salazar, Vida Guerra, and Kristen Bell. It opens in theaters on March 24, 2017.