Snitches Get Stitches in the ‘Fist Fight’ Red Band Trailer
A few hundred years ago we had gladiators, now we have the cinema, and it looks like 2017 is the year we get to see our favorite actors beat each other up. The new Red Band trailer for Ice Cube and Charlie Day’s Fist Fight starts off with a brief overview of how horrible the students are at this rough school, but it’s the teachers themselves who’ll start a royal rumble once one of them gets on the other’s bad side.
The cast for this movie is pretty top-notch, and I am all in for Jillian Bell’s drug-addled high school guidance counselor. Not to mention we also have the comedy chops of Tracy Morgan, Kumail Nanjiani, and Christina Hendricks to look forward to. School teachers are supposed to hold themselves up as examples for the students they teach, but sometimes you have to let go of your animal instincts and throw down.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Ice Cube and Charlie Day star as high school teachers prepared to solve their differences the hard way. On the last day of the school year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst outrageous senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that are putting his job on the line just as his wife is expecting their second baby. But things go from bad to worse when Campbell crosses the school’s toughest and most feared teacher, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), causing Strickland to be fired. To Campbell’s shock—not to mention utter terror—Strickland responds by challenging him to a fist fight after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire as Campbell takes ever more desperate measures to avoid getting the crap beaten out of him. But if he actually shows up and throws down, it may end up being the very thing this school, and Andy Campbell, needed.
Fist Fight hits theaters February 17.