If you miss the silly buddy comedies that were all the rage during the 2000s, it’s time to put Ricky Stanicky on your watch list! The first trailer for this hilarious Amazon MGM Studios comedy is here, and it centers on a group of friends who make up an imaginary friend to get them out of sticky situations.
Zac Efron, Andrew Santino, and Jermaine Fowler star as two BFFs who’ve been using a fake friend Ricky Stanicky as an alibi for their immature behavior for 20 years—until their spouses and partners get suspicious and ask to finally meet him.
“The guilty trio decide to hire washed-up actor and raunchy celebrity impersonator “Rock Hard” Rod (John Cena) to bring him to life. But when Rod takes his role of a lifetime too far, they begin to wish they’d never invented Ricky in the first place,” reads the film’s official synopsis.
Ricky Stanicky hails from the Oscar-winning Green Book filmmaker Peter Farrelly, who co-wrote the script that went through many hands after originally landing on the Black List back in 2010. This buddy comedy will also star William H. Macy, Lex Scott Davis, and Anja Savcic, and it’s expected to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on March 7.