Netflix has released the first trailer for “Coffee & Kareem,” a new buddy comedy starring Ed Helms (“The Hangover,” “Vacation”), Taraji P. Henson (“Hidden Figures,” “Empire”) and Terrence Little Gardenhigh. The film is directed by Michael Dowse, who has helmed the previous comedies, “Stuber” and “Goon.”
In the raunchy, buddy-cop comedy Coffee & Kareem, twelve-year-old Kareem Manning hires a criminal to scare his mom’s new boyfriend — police officer James Coffee — but it backfires, forcing Coffee and Kareem to team up in order to save themselves from Detroit’s most ruthless drug kingpin.
The trailer shows an unlikely companionship between Kareem and Officer Coffee, the man who is romantically tied now to his mother (Henson). The trailer features the two leads in raunchy scenarios, offering up some laughable entertainment headed to Netflix’s streaming platforms during quarantine time. The film also stars Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”), RonReaco Lee, Andrew Bachelor (King Bach), and David Alan Grier.
Dowse directs from a script written by Shane Mack. His previous title, the summer buddy comedy “Stuber,” starring Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista, released last year to over $32 million at the worldwide box office reach. Dowse has also previously directed episodes of television, which include “The Foundation,” “Man Seeking Woman” and “Fubar Age of Computer.”
The comedy will be hitting the streaming platform at the prime time of the COVID-19 pandemic, giving at-home populations more to stream as the outbreak takes a stronghold on the moviegoing industry. The European Union recently urged Netflix and YouTube, among other streaming giants, to lower streaming qualities in the region to a standard degree to avoid the possibility of an internet crash.
“Coffee & Kareem” arrives on Netflix streaming on April 3.