‘Naked Gun’ Reboot Adds Liza Koshy, Cody Rhodes, CCH Pounder & Busta Rhymes


EXCLUSIVE: Paramount has rounded out the solid for its untitled Naked Gun reboot with 4 additions: Liza Koshy (Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts), present WWE Undisputed Champion Cody Rhodes, CCH Pounder (Rustin) and Busta Rhymes.

No phrase on the roles they’re enjoying, however we’re instructed Rhodes will solely be making a cameo. As beforehand introduced, Liam Neeson, Pamela Anderson, Paul Walter Hauser, Kevin Durand and Danny Huston will even star. Neeson performs Detective Frank Drebin, with Hauser as his companion Ed. Roles for Anderson and Huston haven’t but emerged, although it’s understood that Durand will probably be enjoying the movie’s villain.

Akiva Schaffer is directing and exec producing the comedy, slated for launch on July 18, 2025. Dan Gregor and Doug Mand wrote the draft script together with Schaffer. Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins are producing by way of Fuzzy Door, with Daniel M. Stillman additionally serving as EP.

Known for his or her absurd situations and slapstick humor, previous Naked Gun movies centered on the misadventures of Drebin, the clueless and bumbling police detective performed by Leslie Nielsen, who additionally starred in Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker’s short-lived collection Police Squad!. Grossing over $216M throughout three movies, the movie franchise launched with 1988’s The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, with sequels The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult following in 1991 and 1994, respectively.

Most just lately seen in titles like Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Cat Person and Players, Koshy will subsequent be seen in Netflix’s Family Affair with Nicole Kidman, Joey King and Zac Efron, in addition to Sony’s My Ex-Friend’s Wedding reverse Amanda Seyfried, Ariana DeBose and extra. Currently, she additionally hosts Roku’s new dwelling renovation collection Empty Nest Refresh from Velvet Hammer Media.

An expert wrestler nicknamed “The American Nightmare,” Rhodes joined the WWE in 2022, previous to that showing as a part of All Elite Wrestling for a number of years. In movie and TV, he’s maybe greatest identified for an arc on The CW’s Arrow.

Known for starring in FX’s The Shield and the Avatar movies, Pounder’s current credit embrace 3 Body Problem, Rustin, Avatar: The Way of Water, and NCIS: New Orleans, which she starred in for 155 episodes. Among her different upcoming tasks is the Prime Video collection Anansi Boys.

An 11x Grammy-nominated rapper, Rhymes has appeared in movies like Halloween: Resurrection, Higher Learning, Narc and Finding Forrester, together with such collection as Fresh Off the Boat, Master of None and Chappelle’s Show.

Koshy is repped by CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller; Rhodes by Prototype Talent Agency, WME, and Feig Finkel; Pounder by Mitchell Okay. Stubbs & Associates; and Rhymes by UTA.


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