Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy to Co-Star in Buddy Cop Comedy
To be directed by 'Bridesmaids' helmer Paul Feig
By Kate Erbland May 20, 2012 9:24PM
Director Paul Feig hit on comedic gold with his female-led "Bridesmaids," so it's no surprise that he's getting back in business with a pair of funny ladies. Feig will next direct his "Bridesmaids" stand-out, the very talented and very spirited Melissa McCarthy, in a buddy cop comedy - co-starring Sandra Bullock! While Bullock has, as of late, kept her work on the more dramatic side of things (after her tremendous success with her Oscar-winning role in "The Blind Side," she was last seen in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" and will next be seen in "Gravity"), she's also a skilled comedienne, making this a wonderfully inspired pairing.
Variety reports that the script for as-yet-untitled film also comes from another funny lady, Katie Dippold, who has written for both "MADtv" and "Parks and Recreation." Details on the project are scarce, but we do know that it will follow "the strained working relationship between a high-strung FBI agent (Bullock) and an unconventional Boston cop (McCarthy) who team to take down a Russian gangster." McCarthy is quite adept at pushing her co-stars into amusing brinks with her style of comedy (look no further than her work in "Bridesmaids," starring opposite her own husband, playing the air marshal), and Bullock is solid at reacting to wacky antics, so this sounds like potential comedy magic.
The film will reportedly start filming quite soon, just this summer, after McCarthy finishes starring opposite Jason Bateman in Seth Gordon's "Identity Thief."
Are you excited to see Bullock and McCarthy play opposite each other in a lady-skewed buddy cop comedy?