New Images From ‘The Heat': Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy Get Rough
There are few films coming out this summer that have us more excited than Paul Feig’s ‘The Heat,’ which looks like it’ll be a delightful shot to the arm of the buddy cop genre. Of course, a buddy cop movie is only as good as the actors playing those buddy cops, but a handful of new images from the film have arrived online and they make stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy look like the comedy duo to beat this year.
‘The Heat’ marks the second time that Feig and McCarthy have worked together (after the wonderful ‘Bridesmaids’) and if this outing has half of the heart and humor of their previous effort, it’ll still be a contender for the best comedy of the year. Although we’ve seen countless “mismatched cops are forced to work together and eventually overcome their differences and become good friends in time to save the day” movies, this is the first one starring two women as funny as Bullock and McCarthy.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence–and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), one of Boston P.D.’s “finest,” is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies.
‘The Heat’ arrives on June 28th. Check out the new images (which come courtesy of Collider) below!