Amy Ryan has booked the female lead in the Warner Bros-New Line buddy comedy Central Intelligence, which pairs Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart and has a June 2016 release date. The film centers on a mild-mannered accountant (Hart) who hears from a former classmate (Johnson) who was bullied in high school. The guy the accountant remembers as a loser now kills for the CIA and talks him into helping thwart a plot to sell military secrets.
Ryan will play the CIA operative who is chasing Johnson’s character. She joins The Game‘s Danielle Nicolet, who will play Hart’s wife and childhood sweetheart. Rawson Marshall Thurber is directing from a script by Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen. Scott Stuber will produce through his Bluegrass Films banner.
Ryan has plenty busy. She has Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies coming out October 16 and also is in thriller The Infiltrator opposite Bryan Cranston, co-stars in Joachim Trier’s English-language debut Louder Than Bombs, Sony’s Goosebumps and Jared and Jarusha Hess’ Sundance pic Don Verdean. She is repped by Gersh and attorney Dave Feldman.