When I first heard that Justin Timberlake was attached to be in something called Fully Automatic, I thought that it was probably the name of an N*Sync reunion tour. Coming to your town this August, all of your favorites together again, Justin, Tommy, Danny, Joey, Little Moe… The Fully Automatic Tour! But alas, that’s not what Fully Automatic is at all. Actually, it’s a buddy cop movie in the vein of a Lethal Weapon. Oh, exciting, I like Lethal Weapon. They don’t have a director yet, and nobody else is attached to fill out the cast, but I imagine that now Timberlake is on board those little details will start to get dealt with.

The story of the film is that two rookie cops must team up with a female ex-member of Delta Force in order take down a mercenary who has stolen a cache of weapons, presumably for nefarious purposes. Though it hasn’t been explicitly stated, I imagine that Timberlake will be one of the rookie cops. And I imagine that he will be wooing the female warrior type. Even though this sounds like a pretty generic action plot, Timberlake being attached intrigues me. We’ve seen him do comedy in his countless SNL appearances, we’ve seen him get dramatic in The Social Network, but does he have what it takes to pull off action star? Seems a bit iffy to be, but I’m sure there was a time when nobody thought the guy from Moonlighting could do action either, so I’ll withhold my judgment. And is it too early to lobby for Joey Fatone to play the evil mercenary?

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