Ed Helms to play Frank Drebin in Naked Gun reboot
Story by Jack Foley
THE Hangover star Ed Helms on to play Detective Frank Drebin in a reboot of The Naked Gun.
Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant, better known for the Night at the Museum and Reno 911 franchises, are to pen the remake, which is based on the short-lived but cult classic Police Squad! TV series and Naked Gun film series starring Leslie Nielsen.
Lennon and Garant recently wrote Baywatch for Paramount and Rent a Ghost for Fox.
Helms is best known for playing Stu in The Hangover trilogy and was also seen in summer comedy hit We’re the Millers.
He recently completed Stretch opposite Chris Pine and Patrick Wilson and stars in the rom-com parody They Came Together with Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler. That latter film will make its premiere at Sundance.