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Watch: John Cena plays Zac Efron's fake friend in 'Ricky Stanicky'

Zac Efron stars in the comedy "Ricky Stanicky." File Photo by Jason Szenes/UPI
Zac Efron stars in the comedy "Ricky Stanicky." File Photo by Jason Szenes/UPI

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Amazon is giving a glimpse of the new film Ricky Stanicky.

Prime Video shared a trailer for the comedy Friday featuring Zac Efron and John Cena.

Ricky Stanicky is described as "a laugh-out-loud R-rated comedy about a childhood prank gone wrong and decades-long lie gone too far."

Efron, Andrew Santino and Jermaine Fowler play Dean, JT and Wes, childhood friends who create the fictional character and best friend Ricky Stanicky to get them out of trouble. The trio hire celebrity impersonator "Rock Hard" Rod (Cena) to play Stanicky after their families start to catch on to the ruse.

The trailer shows Rod worm his way into the trio's lives to the point where Dean (Efron) declares, "We gotta get rid of him."

John Cena attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Bumblebee" in 2018. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
John Cena attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Bumblebee" in 2018. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Ricky Stanicky is directed by Peter Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, Green Book), who previously collaborated with Efron on the 2022 film The Greatest Beer Run Ever.

Zac Efron attends the Golden Globe Awards in 2018. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Zac Efron attends the Golden Globe Awards in 2018. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Ricky Stanicky premieres March 7 on Prime Video.