CBS and Warner Bros. Television has found the other half of its dual leads for their “Rush Hour” adaptation.
Justin Hires will play
Based on the New Line Cinema feature film starring Tucker and Jackie Chan, the pilot follows a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer (Jon Foo), who is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer (Hires) who has no interest in a partner.
In addition to Foo, Hires joins previously announced cast members Aimee Garcia and Jessika Van.
“Scrubs” and “Cougar Town” creator Bill Lawrence is set to write alongside “Mad Men” producer Blake McCormick. The two also serve as executive producers on the pilot — alongside Brett Ratner, Jeff Ingold and Arthur Sarkissian — which is being produced by Doozer Productions in association with WB TV.
David Shapira & Associates and Marsh Entertainment represent Hires.