Warner Bros., MGM, and New Line have released the first Hot Pursuit images from director Anne Fletcher’s (The Proposal) previously untitled comedy. The two-hander stars Reese Witherspoon as a by-the-book cop who is tasked with protecting the “sexy and outgoing” widow (Sofia Vergara) of a drug boss. The two race through Texas as they’re pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. Since the buddy cop genre is almost always led by two men, it’s nice to see Witherspoon and Vergara heading this one up, and the movie certainly has potential. Witherspoon is on a bit of a roll as of late (she’s incredible in Wild) and Vergara finally got the chance to show some range in last year’s Chef, so hopefully the comedic pairing proves fruitful.
Take a look at the first Hot Pursuit images below and click here to watch the just-released trailer. The film also stars Robert Kazinsky, Mike Birbiglia, and John Carrol Lynch and opens in theaters on May 8th.
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