Ed Helms Stars In “Naked Gun” Reboot

Ed Helms (“The Hangover,” “Cedar Rapids”) will take over Leslie Nielsen’s character of Frank Drebin in a reboot of “The Naked Gun” comedy franchise at Paramount Pictures.

“Reno 911” creators Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant will pen the screenplay which will be a new spin on the Drebin character from the 1982 ABC spoof series “Police Squad” and its trilogy of “The Naked Gun” film spin-offs from 1988 through to 1994.

The original film police detective Drebin is trying to stop a plan to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II by a rich businessman (Ricardo Montalban) using random people activated by remote-controlled hypnosis.