Kevin Smith’s latest film, A Couple Of Dicks, started location shooting this week in New York City on Monday, and already the first photo of the production has hit online. The film stars Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan as police detectives who get tangled up with a sports memorabilia-obsessed gangster while trying to track down a stolen 1952 mint-condition baseball card. If you click on the photo on the left, courtesy of Accidental Sexiness, you can see the film crew reflected in Bruce Willis’s sunglasses.
When a film goes on location, the police generally post a load of temporary “No Parking” signs around the area to leave room on the street for production trucks and cast trailers. However, the signs that are being spotted around filming in Brooklyn are sporting the title A Couple Of Cops. While the Cops subsitution was briefly being considered to help the film secure a PG-13 rating, the film is definitely going to sport the Dicks monicker. The change of name is probably just a bit of sleight-of-hand to help ease location access.
Meanwhile, Coming Soon scored a picture featuring Tracy Morgan riding an oversized tricycle in a giant, foam cell phone costume being chased by a pitbull. I have no idea how that fits into the movie. Though the script has been sitting on my harddrive ever since it was named to the 2008 Black List, I’ve been hesitant to give it a read. The film is the first that Smith has directed that he has not written, so it should be interesting to see how he handles another writer’s material. How he manages will be for everyone to discover on February 26, 2010.