Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy Team for Buddy Cop Flick

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 23rd, 2013 at 9:47 am,

The Bridesmaids duo of actress Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig will be joining forces again at least two more times in the future. Those collaborations include a tentatively-untitled “unconventional” romance project co-starring Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm (another Bridesmaids alum) – and a new buddy cop flick, which is also currently without a name.

Sandra Bullock is onboard to co-headline the aforementioned buddy movie with McCarthy. According to a recent report from Variety, 20th Century Fox and producers Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping (the heads of Chernin Entertainment) have been struggling for a while to close the necessary deals to lock down all the players for this project. However, the dust has now settled and the pieces are in place – including, the screenplay by Parks and Recreation co-showrunner Katie Dippold (with the following description):

Untitled pic follows the strained working relationship between a high-strung FBI agent (Bullock) and an unconventional Boston cop (McCarthy) who team up to take down a Russian gangster.

That logline reads as pretty conventional, but the “female twist” sets this project apart from many a buddy film of yore – and, more recent comedic cop movies, such as The Other Guys and 21 Jump Street. It also helps that McCarthy is an actress working at the top of her game right now, between the continued success of her TV show Mike & Molly (which snagged her an Emmy), picking up an Oscar nod for Bridesmaids, and parts in upcoming, big-name comedies such as This Is Forty and The Identity Thief.

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Melissa McCarthy in ‘Bridesmaids’

Feig has graduated from the Judd Apatow school of storytelling and looks to move beyond making movies that mix raunchy comedy with heart - as evidenced by him contributing to the Amazing Spider-Man script, lining up to direct the drama Untouchable, and now, signing on for the Bullock/McCarthy action-comedy. Likewise, this is somewhat untested territory for Dippold, whose previous writing efforts on MADtv and Parks and Recreations were focused solely on generating laughs.

Bullock will be treading on familiar ground here (see: Miss Congeniality), but it’s encouraging to see that she’s finally leaving her rom-com days fully behind her. Since her Oscar win for The Blind Side, the actress has worked on projects like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Alfonso Cuarón’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Gravity; hopefully, with the new Feig/McCarthy vehicle, Bullock will avoid relapsing to her old habits – and instead, continue to evolve as a performer.

Screen Rant will keep you up-to-date on the status of this project (including, when it snags an official title) as the story develops.


Source: Variety

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  1. Just watched a Time to Kill last night and it served as reminder of how stunningly hot and beautiful Sandra Bullock was in the 90s. Particularly in Demolition Man and Speed, where she was so attractive. Perhaps only Sharon Stone and Cameron Diaz were more hotter in the mid 90s.

    • Was Stunningly hot? She still is!

  2. This is gonna be to “The Other Guys” what “Bridesmaids” was to “Hangover”

  3. Is this gonna be like a comedy homage to Cagney and Lacey!?

    Haven’t they been trying to make a Cagney and Lacey movie for years?

  4. I literally can’t imagine anything worse.

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    I only write this letter in desperation. I believe yu can uncover truths that I cannot without your help and I have truths of which to share with yu that yu have not yet learned. We all know Sandra Bullcok was never around unless it suited her. Did yu know her and Bradley Cooper got super touchy-feely on the set of “All About Steve?” (Sandy was the instigator) He told the whole world…look it up if yu don’t believe me. She was never around; not for yu, or me, and now not even for Louis. She was never around even while yu dated her.

    I used to talk to her on excitechat Oct. 2003 and Cameron Diaz and Jen Aniston and Tom Cruise was WOLVERINE23. We all hung out in the chatroom ‘NIGHT’ She never told me about you so I won’t be surprised if she never told yu about me. I am not saying I had sex with her but but as yu and matt mcconehy and ryan gosling know…having sex with Sandy is like having sex with a really big warm box of air that has really really really high condensation. They don’t call her “super slip and slide sandy” for no reason. Her felatio skills are pretty good. Not all the way up and down really fast like a perfect 10 but moderately far down and something she does around the upper middle kinda makes my toes curl a little just thinking about it. Did she tell yu I was admitted to a mental hospital june 2006 because of her and her producers and tom cruise and jen aniston? … they had to call sandy house before releasing me…they got a hold of some one…because they
    released me. I bet yu never heard anything about it.

    She gave me an email address to write her @ ( when I was on just before she married yu. I didn’t know yu two were together. She never told me about yu. Even tabloids said yu were just friends. I know everything about her and her mother. I know more about her than she does. But she screwed me. Just like screws everything. And retards make her out to be Americas sweetheart for it. Just like they make Mrs. Dre and Charlie sheen heros even though they are slime. Just like Pee Diddy Combs should be called Pee Diddly Doo Doo since he told everyone he changed his name because he wants to have a stoopid name and grant wishes. And just like the only way Snoop Dippity Dum’s only chace of having ‘LION’ in a
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