Big, brawny man stands next to tiny, shouting man. Hilarity ensues. Ever since the box office success of Twins (okay, well, probably before that), the formula has been recycled by Hollywood again and again. These days, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart seem to be the big man/little man pairing du jour, with multiple projects hoping to tap into the endless laughter supply that is their difference in stature. Before they head to the jungle for the planned Jumanji reboot, the duo co-star in this summer’s Central Intelligence, a new comedy from We’re The Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber. The plot’s not immediately clear from the trailers thus far, but one thing is: A tall guy and a short guy hanging out is always funny.
Central Intelligence opens nationwide on June 17, but The A.V. Club and Warner Bros. Pictures have an opportunity for you to see it for free on Monday, June 13. For your chance to win a pair of passes to the advance screening, simply follow the link here and enter your information. Remember: Advance screenings are often intentionally overbooked, so be sure to arrive early if you want to guarantee yourself a seat. An official plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
The story follows a one-time bullied geek, Bob, who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of former “big man on campus,” Calvin (Kevin Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than Calvin can count.