Zac Efron Hires John Cena to Be His Fake Best Friend in Raunchy “Ricky Stanicky” Trailer

'Ricky Stanicky' is on Prime Video March 7

Zac Efron enlists John Cena after being caught in a years-long lie in their new raunchy comedy.

On Friday, Amazon MGM Studios debuted the first trailer for Ricky Stanicky, in which three childhood best friends, Dean, JT and Wes (Efron, Andrew Santino, and Jermaine Fowler) make up an imaginary friend named Ricky Stanicky as an excuse to get out of things.

"Twenty years after creating this 'friend,' Dean, JT and Wes still use the nonexistent Ricky as a handy alibi for their immature behavior," according to a synopsis.

However, "When their spouses and partners get suspicious and demand to finally meet the fabled Mr. Stanicky, the guilty trio decide to hire washed-up actor and raunchy celebrity impersonator 'Rock Hard' Rod (Cena) to bring him to life."

Rod gets carried away with his newfound acting gig, though, and Dean, JT and Wes "begin to wish they’d never invented Ricky in the first place."

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<p>Ben King/Amazon Studios</p> Zac Efron, Andrew Santino, and Jermaine Fowler in "Ricky Stanicky"

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Zac Efron, Andrew Santino, and Jermaine Fowler in "Ricky Stanicky"

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Ricky Stanicky is directed by Peter Farrelly, who worked with Efron, 36, on the 2022 film The Greatest Beer Run Ever. The Oscar winner also made Green Book, Hall Pass and Dumb and Dumber. The Ricky Stanicky cast also includes William H. Macy, Jeff Ross, Lex Scott Davis and Anja Savcic.

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Last February, Cena, 46, posted on X about his excitement joining the project.

"Beyond excited to help bring these characters to life (both on and off screen) with an incredible cast, our director and producers and partners at @AmazonStudios @primevideo. #RickyStanicky is a best friend to all — can’t wait for you to meet him!" he wrote at the time.

Ricky Stanicky is on Prime Video March 7.

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