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'Ronna & Beverly' Stars Join Paul Feig's Bullock & McCarthy Buddy Cop Comedy

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood July 30, 2012 at 4:23PM

Paul Feig has added "Ronna & Beverly" writer-performers Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo ("Entourage," "Curb Your Enthusiasm") to his upcoming buddy cop comedy with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
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Ronna & Beverly
'Ronna & Beverly'

Paul Feig has added "Ronna & Beverly" writer-performers Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo ("Entourage," "Curb Your Enthusiasm") to his upcoming buddy cop comedy with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

The film, listed as "The Heat" on IMDb, follows an uptight star FBI agent (Bullock, reprising something akin to her "Miss Congeniality" character) with a tough Boston cop (McCarthy). They have to learn to like and trust each other in order to take down a drug lord. The film is currently shooting in Boston, with a script by Katie Dippold. The story sounds familliar, of course, but teaming Bullock and McCarthy sounds like a genius idea. Feig surely hopes to match the success of his "Bridesmaids."

Chat show "Ronna & Beverly" will debut on UK television this September; Feig has been involved with it since it began as a skit at Los Angeles' UCB Theater, and is executive producing their new chat show "Ronna & Beverly," which goes out in the UK on Sky Atlantic HD from early September. (Video below.)


 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.