The buddy cop comedy The Other Guys, which was tentatively entitled The B Team has two new recruits. According to Variety, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson will co-star in the film, that is being headlined by Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. Production on the Columbia produced feature starts tomorrow and will be directed by Adam McKay.

The Other Guys centers on a pair of second string cops who try to gain respect and admiration from their law enforcement peers. Jackson and Johnson will play an elite pair of police officers who have everything they want and more. Their exploits are the envy of everyone in their department including Wahlberg and Ferrell’s characters. McKay co-wrote the script for the film along with Chris Henchy.

This is a step in a semi-positive direction for Johnson, because I was one family film away from cutting him off. Earlier today we released the poster for his latest film, The Tooth Fairy, and it’s not his best look. This film will also come as a much needed comedic break for Wahlberg. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing him in a lighter role.

The Other Guys hits theaters on August 6, 2010.

What do you think of Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson teaming up for The Other Guys?