John Cena and Zac Efron Reveal Hilarious ‘Ricky Stanicky’ Trailer, Unveiling Imaginary Friend’s Chaos

Los Angeles, CA – The first trailer for the upcoming comedy film “Ricky Stanicky” has been released, featuring John Cena as the best friend that Zac Efron never had. Directed by Peter Farrelly and produced by Amazon MGM Studios, the film is set to begin streaming on Prime Video on March 7.

The story follows Dean (played by Efron) and his two lifelong friends who invent an imaginary friend named Ricky Stanicky to take the blame for a childhood prank gone wrong. As the years go by, the trio continues to attribute their mishaps to Ricky, until they decide to hire struggling actor Rod (played by Cena) to portray Ricky when their partners want to meet him.

In the trailer, Efron’s character insists that Ricky Stanicky isn’t real, but Cena’s character is determined to keep playing the part, as it has given him a sense of purpose and friendship that he lacked before. The film also features Jermaine Fowler, Andrew Santino, Lex Scott Davis, Anja Savcic, Jeff Ross, and William H. Macy.

“Ricky Stanicky” has had a lengthy development process, with the original script by Jeff Bushell landing on the Black List in 2010. The project previously had actors like James Franco and Jim Carrey attached to the titular role.

Both Efron and Cena have been busy with other film projects. Efron received acclaim for his role in the 2023 movie “The Iron Claw,” while Cena appeared in various films such as “Fast X,” “Barbie,” and “Vacation Friends 2.” Cena also has a part in the upcoming spy comedy “Argylle.”

With the release of the trailer, fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of “Ricky Stanicky” on Prime Video in March. The comedy promises to deliver laughs and the comedic chemistry between Efron and Cena.

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