BRIDESMAIDS and THE HEAT Director Paul Feig May Helm Untitled Comedy for Fox

     December 12, 2013

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Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is not exactly lacking for material, and he may be adding another potential project to his slate.  Deadline reports that Feig is attached to produce and possibly direct an untitled comedy pitch for 20th Century Fox.  Plot details are under wraps, but Feig hatched the idea as “a vehicle for a group of ethnically diverse comic actresses.”  Melissa Stack, who recently wrote the upcoming Cameron Diaz comedy The Other Woman, is attached to pen the script.  Feig will produce alongside Jessie Henderson under their Feigco banner, which aims to make R-rated comedies at Fox.

Feig is coming off the success of this summer’s Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy comedy The Heat and he will next direct McCarthy in the spy comedy Susan Cooper, which also stars Jason Statham and Bridesmaids co-star Rose Byrne.  Additionally, he is developing a The Heat spinoff focusing on the characters played by Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chaffin.

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