CHIPs is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Dax Shepard from a script he penned based on the characters from the popular 1970s television series created by Rick Rosner. It stars Shepard as Officer Jon Baker and Michael Peña as Frank “Ponch” Poncherello, while the other cast includes Rosa Salazar, Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, and Vincent D’Onofrio.
In the film, Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.