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'The Heat' Is On: Demián Bichir, Jessica Chaffin & Jamie Denbo Join Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy Cop Comedy

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 31, 2012 3:24 PM
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It’s may seem strange that Paul Feig, the man behind last summer’s female-centric comedy smash “Bridesmaids,” didn't immediately jump on the first big opportunity that came along in the wake of that film, but that's because he's wisely selected his follow-up project carefully, with the promising cop comedy “The Heat” set to go next. He’s already lined up megastar Sandra Bullock and “Bridesmaids” MVP Melissa McCarthy for the lead roles of a by-the-book FBI agent (Bullock) and an unconventional Boston cop (McCarthy), with a difficult relationship, and the film recently added familiar comedic talent in “Arrested Development” actor Tony Hale -- and now Feig is making the pot even sweeter.

Tony Hale Feels Paul Feig's 'Heat'; Keri Russell Is Under 'Dark Skies' & Radha Mitchell Declares 'Olympus Has Fallen'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 2:16 PM
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Having worked together on Paul Feig's sophomore directorial feature "Unaccompanied Minors," as well as on episodes of "Arrested Development," it seems Tony Hale has formed a pretty friendship with the director, and is now joining Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the buddy cop comedy "The Heat." While details on the plot are still unknown -- and likely a bit in flux as Katie Dippold’s script is now getting a rewrite courtesy of Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (“Bad Teacher,” “The Office,” “Year One”) -- if you add up McCarthy + Bullock + cop comedy, it should speak for itself. As for Hale, he'll be playing a man arrested for soliciting a prostitute. "The Heat" is slated to hit theaters on April 5, 2013.

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."

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