Charlie Day always puts a smile on my face, whether he's playing Charlie Kelly in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, or riffing on that persona in movies like Horrible Bosses, Going The Distance, and even (to a lesser extent) Pacific Rim. His manic insanity cracks me up, and now Deadline reports that he'll square off against Ice Cube in a new film for New Line Cinema called Fist Fight.
The movie, which comes from writers Van Robichaux and Evan Susser, is said to be an adult version of the '80s film Three O'Clock High:
Day plays a mild-mannered English teacher who is put to the test when a colleague (Ice Cube) who thinks he is trying to get him fired challenges him to a fist fight after school.
There isn't a director attached yet, but with a September start date being looked at, it shouldn't be long before that position is filled. I like the cast, but this is the type of premise that's in which the jokes in the script are going to make or break the whole movie: we already know these guys are funny, it's just a matter of whether or not the material is good enough.