Trying to repeat the success of the last time she played an FBI agent in Miss Congeniality, America’s Sweetheart Sandra Bullock is teaming up with Mellissa McCarthy for what might be the studio driven odd couple cop comedy since Kevin Smith’s Cop Out.
But having just had a quick look at the trailer, there might still be some potential especially as Paul Feig is directing after the massively successful Bridesmaids which really put McCarthy on the map (That sit com she does about overweight people seems to be liked by some audiences but I’m too lazy to and ambivalent towards it to even try google searching it’s name) but the appearance of Thomas F. Wilson is what got me excited! Most people might know him best as Biff Tannen, who played Marty McFly’s nemeses in the Back To The Future series and who also weirdly had as a gym teacher in Freaks and Geeks, the vastly underrated show that Feig worked on with Judd Apatow.
I got to say I’ve liked Bullock since Speed even though I havent seen any of her recent work, can anyone not like her? And Melissa is on a roll and has a slew of movies coming out, add to that Feig and the supporting cast, this might rise about the sum of it’s parts.
Here’s the trailer, let us know what you think in the comment section below!
Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) couldn’t be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies.
Directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), written by Kate Dippold, (Parks and Recreation) produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Jenno Topping
THE HEAT is released into cinemas April 5th 2013