And so two more things became clear as "Bridesmaids" turned from "hit movie" into "genunine smash": Paul Feig's career was about to blossom -- his offers and new projects in development have been myriad thus far -- and the writer/director and McCarthy seemingly hit it off as they planned an armada of subsequent collaborations.
Another has arrived, this time with an A-list female star attached to boot. Variety reports that Sandra Bullock is joining Melissa McCarthy and Feig for an untitled female buddy comedy and it will center on the strained relationship between a high-strung FBI agent and a "unconventional" Boston police officer. If it's not clear who will play who, well then you clearly need to watch more movies. "Parks and Recreation" scribe Katie Dippold has written the script, Feig will direct, naturally, Bullock and McCarthy will star while Chermin Entertainment will produce. 20th Century Fox will distribute. One caveat? McCarthy evidently only has a five-week window to shoot the film due to her commitment on CBS' "Mike and Molly," which we assume means the film is likely shooting soon.
Feig and McCarthy have been developing several projects since their 2011 summer comedy made them the talk of the town. There's one project, presumably this same romantic comedy, about "a guy who becomes obsessed with a woman" that may reteam them with "Bridesmaids" producer Judd Apatow and co-star Jon Hamm. There's also a comedy called, "Dumb Jock" which may just be the same project, and there's always "Bridesmaids 2" if anyone can agree on a story worth telling. Ok, the odds on the latter ever happening are slim, but clearly McCarthy and Feig have only scratched the surface of their collaborative possibilities and bringing Bullock into the mix seems like a clever move.