Black List Crime Comedy ‘Coffee and Kareem’ Recruits Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson at Netflix

/Film | 3/8/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Every year the Black List names the best unproduced screenplays that are still being kicked around Hollywood, just waiting for a greenlight to go into production. One of the scripts that made the cut on the lower end of the list in 2014 was a crime comedy called Coffee and Kareem that teams up a cop with his girlfriend’s kid (for some reason) to help take down a ruthless drug lord. Now the project has a home at Netflix and a surprising comedic duo to lead it.

Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson have signed on to star in Coffee and Kareem, a pairing that sounds like it was done in the same manner in which you might pull names from a hat for Secret Santa.

Collider - News - Cast - Coffee - Kareem

Collider has the news on the cast coming together for the Coffee and Kareem movie. However, they don’t have any additional details as to why the cop (Ed Helms) needs the son of his girlfriend (Taraji P. Henson) to clear his name and stop some big time drug boss.

Unfortunately, that means this movie ends up sounding like an update of Cop and a Half, the 1993 comedy that teamed Burt Reynolds with a precocious, cop-wannabe kid (Norman D. Golden II) who was always being a smart ****. Have you forgotten about that movie? Well, let’s refresh your memory:

Movie - Cop - Half - Fact - Michael

Hopefully making this movie better than Cop and a Half is the fact that Michael Dowse (Goon) will be directing from an original script by Shane McCarthy. On top of that,...
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