Chris Rock film 'Finally Famous' in New York City on June 27, 2013

Chris Rock films ‘Finally Famous’ in New York City on June 27, 2013

*Chris Rock says none of his three “Grown Ups” co-stars had to be talked into returning for a sequel.

The actor and his good friends Adam Sandler, Kevin James and David Spade were all too eager to jump into “Grown Ups 2,” which picks up three years after the first film left off.

Sandler’s Lenny Feder and his family have moved back to his hometown so that he can be closer to his childhood friends and their kids. But also living in the small town are old bullies, new bullies, crazy bus drivers, drunk cops and other sources of comedy.

Salma Hayek and Maya Rudolph also return for the sequel, opening Friday, July 12. [Scroll down for the trailer.]

Below, Rock says his close friendship with James and former “Saturday Night Live” co-stars Sandler and Spade made the sequel  a no-brainer.