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Kevin Smith gets scooped on announcing his first big-studio movie

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Earlier this week, Kevin Smith hinted on his weekly podcast that he might be taking a bold new direction with his career and that he’d have more details in the near future. But it seems as if he has been beaten to the punch. This morning, sources tell EW, Smith was surprised to see the web crawling with details about A Couple of Dicks, a buddy comedy he’s set to direct at Warner Bros., starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. The director put out calls to the studio to nail down the source of the leak but hasn’t heard back yet.

The project, written by Robb and Marc Cullen and due to start shooting sometime in May, follows two retired LAPD veterans who get back in the game to track down a stolen baseball card. It marks a major departure for the foul-mouthed filmmaker in that it will be his big-studio debut and the first film he didn’t write himself.

UPDATE: The film now has a new title, A Couple of Cops.