Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy Are Cops for 'Bridesmaids' Director
After comedy director Paul Feig had his hand one of the most talked about, scene-stealing, supporting performances of 2011 with Melissa McCarthy getting an Oscar nomination for her turn in Bridesmaids, the two are teaming up again. While we're not sure what's going on with a potential comedy starring Jon Hamm and McCarthy with Feig at the helm, Variety says the Bridesmaids collaborators are teaming up with Sandra Bullock for a new comedy. Changing up the usual male match-up, Bullock and McCarthy will star in an untitled buddy cop comedy from "Parks & Recreation" series producer and writer Katie Dippold.
The film follows 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. It's a story that's derivative and familiar, but with Bullock (who's done law enforcement comedy before in two Miss Congeniality films) and McCarthy in the lead roles and Feig at the helm (not to mention a script from a writer who has worked on one of my favorite TV comedy series), I'm already sold. That's some solid comedic chops all around, and while Bullock's dramatic work is impressive, her timing and delivery in the comedy world is nothing to scoff at in the least. The film will start shooting this summer after McCarthy finishes Identity Thief with Jason Bateman. Interested?