Dax Shepard (Hit & Run, TV’s Parenthood) and Michael Peña (Ant-Man) star in the action comedy CHIPS, directed by Shepard from his own script.
Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank Ponch Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten-up former pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP.
The inexperienced rookie and the hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kick-starting a real partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s unique bike skills and Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy first.
CHIPS also stars Rosa Salazar (Insurgent), Adam Brody (Think Like a Man Too), Kristen Bell (Bad Moms), and Vincent D’Onofrio (Jurassic World).
The film was produced by Andrew Panay (Earth to Echo, Wedding Crashers), who previously produced Shepard’s Hit & Run, and Ravi Mehta (Get Hard), and is based on the popular television series created by Rick Rosner. Robert J. Dohrmann, Nate Tuck, Rick Rosner, Michael Peña and Dax Shepard served as executive producers.
Collaborating behind the scenes were director of photography Mitchell Amundsen (Ride Along 2), production designer Maher Ahmad (Hangover 3), editor Dan Lebental (Ant-Man), costume designer Diane Crooke (TV’s Parenthood) and composer Fil Eisler (Empire).
A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, an Andrew Panay Production, CHIPS will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.