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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Peña and Dax Shepard Address Feud Rumors with 'CHiPs' Original Cast

by Elisa Osegueda 6:42 PM PST, January 18, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Michael Peña and Dax Shepard Address Feud Rumors with 'CHiPs' Original Cast

Michael Peña and Dax Shepard are bringing the hit TV series, CHiPS, to the big screen!

ET’s Carly Steel caught up with the funny duo on Wednesday during the red carpet for the 43rd People's Choice Awards, where they talked about how the original cast has taken to the reboot.

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Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Erik Estrada, who co-starred in the original series, was not thrilled about the new film. But, Peña and Shepard set the record straight, revealing that they received Estrada's blessing.

"Somebody said that Eric Estrada said something bad about it [but] it was great that he corrected them," Peña said.

"Yeah he tweeted me today," Shepard chimed in.

Estrada, indeed, tweeted about the film on Wednesday, writing, "Just watched the Chips trailer n laughed. Shepard n Pena r great. Cool stunts too. WARNING VIEW WITH UR ADULT SENSE OF HUMOR." 

"He just said that this is the new incarnation of it. And we are bringing it to the new generation and I think it is a good thing," Peña continued.

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"First of all, I would love for all of those guys to all really like it, that would be my wish," Shepard said, who wrote and directed the film.

Shepard will also star in the film as California Highway Patrol motorcycle cop, Jon Baker, while Peña portrays his partner Frank 'Ponch' Poncherello, a role made famous by Estrada.

CHIPS hits theaters on March 24.

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