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Watch: Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy Turn Up 'The Heat' In First Clip From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2013 9:02 AM
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Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in The Heat
Everyone loves Melissa McCarthy. With a massive hit under her belt already in 2013 thanks to "Identity Thief" (which has remarkably earned over $130 million at the box office), and having hosted "Saturday Night Live" to some acclaim recently, the actress is looking to ride that momentum into "The Heat" this summer. It's a cop comedy but perhaps unlike one we've seen before with McCarthy pairing up with none other than Sandra Bullock and the first clip from the movie has arrived.

Paul Feig Lines Up New Action Comedy To Direct & Demian Bichir To Make Directorial Debut

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 4, 2013 11:36 AM
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While “Bridesmaids” launched the career of Melissa McCarthy into an onslaught of projects with varying results, the film's director, Paul Feig, certainly took his time in deciding a follow-up. However, in the end it wasn't a wild shift, as he collaborated again with McCarthy for the upcoming buddy comedy with Sandra Bullock, “The Heat,” and along the way has decided on his team for the next project as well.

Judd Apatow & Paul Feig Shoot Down The Prospect Of A 'Freaks & Geeks' Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2012 3:54 PM
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Holy shit, the '90s right? And while the decade that gave us grunge, gangsta rap, wallet chains, Quentin Tarantino knockoffs, Guy Ritchie knockoffs, Pogs and all kinds of other stuff, is experiencing a bit of a nostalgia wave, thanks to every indie band who released an album between 1990 and 1999 reuniting, one group that won't be getting back together is the "Freaks & Geeks" crew. Though the resurrection of "Arrested Development" has given hope to every canceled show out there, creators Judd Apatow and Paul Feig have revealed they aren't likely to go down that path.

Paul Feig Talks The Dynamic Of Melissa McCarthy & Sandra Bullock In ‘The Heat’; Discusses His Adaptation Of ‘The Intouchables’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 17, 2012 5:30 PM
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Director Paul Feig is now exactly where he should be: the world is his oyster after helming the 2011 comedy hit, "Bridesmaids.” A film that went on to become the top grossing R-rated female comedy of all time, domestically surpassing “Sex and the City.” But it actually took a few years and probably a lot longer than it should have. After creating the beloved cult show "Freaks & Geeks" (which was canceled in 2000 after one season of 18 episodes), the writer/director was supposed to take on a young adult novel adaptation called “Stargirl,” but the project never materialized. Instead he Instead he directed the forgettable "Unaccompanied Minors" in 2006. And if that movie was unremarkable, the excellent TV CV that followed -- he directed classic episodes of “Arrested Development,” “The Office,” 30 Rock," "Mad Men," "Bored to Death" and "Parks and Recreation" -- perhaps hinted at what was to come.

Director Paul Feig's Buddy-Cop Comedy With Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy Now Called 'The Heat'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 29, 2012 10:20 AM
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Seems like only days ago that we reported that Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (“Bad Teacher,” “The Office,” “Year One”) were rewriting the script for director Paul Feig's buddy-cop comedy follow-up to "Bridesmaids" that will star Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy — and basically, that's because it was only days ago. Apparently, the first order of business was to give the film a title, which is now "The Heat."

Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky Rewrite Paul Feig's McCarthy/Bullock Comedy; Darren Lemke Asks 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 27, 2012 3:42 PM
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After “Bridesmaids” hit screens last summer the majority of speculation was around what its leading ladies would be up to next, and although Kristen Wiig was front and center in Paul Feig’s comedy it was Melissa McCarthy who most people wanted to talk about. Twelve months (and an Oscar nomination) later and the only real chance we’ve had to see her again is (sadly) in CBS’ “Mike and Molly.” Next up for McCarthy is a small role in Judd Apatow’s “This is 40,” and she’s also got Seth Gordon’s “Identity Thief” slated for next summer.

Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy To Star In Buddy FBI/Cop Movie Directed By 'Bridesmaids' Helmer Paul Feig

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 19, 2012 2:01 PM
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Much was made abundantly clear after the runaway smash success of "Bridemaids" last summer, perhaps the central two points being that audiences of all shapes and sizes will flock in droves to female-led comedies if they're genuinely funny (not always the case), and that Kristen Wiig is a bonafide star who can lead her own feature. But "Bridesmaids" was a success so full its cup runneth over, allowing the supporting cast and its creators to also shine: comedienne Melissa McCarthy stole most of the show and earned a supporting Oscar nomination for her hilarious efforts, meanwhile, "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig -- the creator of the defunct, but influential and beloved TV show "Freaks & Geeks" -- finally scored a good feature film opportunity and made the most of it.

Cool: Paul Feig Wrote One Of The High School Scenes For 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2012 9:20 AM
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One of this writer's annual traditions is to take some time out to watch the first, and sadly only, season of "Freaks & Geeks." As fans of the short-lived program know, it was an early stomping ground for the talents of Judd Apatow and Paul Feig, a place where their innate talent to zero in on the truth of the high school experience -- in all its hilarious awkwardness -- and relationships between men and women, first came into full bloom. Of course both have since gone on to bigger things, but it looks like Feig has returned to the hallowed halls once more to punch up one of the biggest comic movies of the year.

'Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig's Next Gig Could Be Helming Reese Witherspoon's 'Wish List'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 22, 2012 12:15 PM
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Some of you may remember Disney's "Wish List" project. It was reported last August that Reese Witherspoon had signed on to star in the gig; a comedy about an overly imaginative little girl who makes ten wishes at a wishing well. None of the wishes come true because the coins never touch the bottom of the well, but 25 years later, they're dislodged, and now this ambitious career woman has to deal with the consequences of ten wishes made as a child that are coming to pass.

5 Things We Learned About 'Freaks & Geeks' From The AV Club's Epic Walkthrough With Paul Feig

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 13, 2012 10:57 AM
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While the show only lasted a season (although ratings were enough that, were it on today, it would be a big hit), so much of what's proved successful in the comedy world in the last decade can be traced back to " Freaks & Geeks." Executive produced by Judd Apatow, who's been behind many of the most successful comedies in recent years, from "Anchorman" to the upcoming "The Five-Year Engagement," and created by Paul Feig, who reunited with Apatow for last year's smash hit "Bridesmaids," it followed a group of nerds and burnouts in a Michigan high school.

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