Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy have signed on to star in a buddy cop movie that Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) will direct. The script by Katie Dippold (Parks and Recreation) centers on “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.” The logline is nothing special, but the talent attached is. According to Variety, the Fox production is expected to shoot during McCarthy’s next hiatus from her sitcom, Mike & Molly. Hit the jump for the rundown on the rest of their upcoming projects.
McCarthy is spending the current summer hiatus on the set of Identity Thief with Jason Bateman. That speaks to how busy McCarthy has become following her Bridesmaids Oscar nomination and her Mike & Molly Emmy win. She also has a role in Judd Apatow‘s This Is 40 and the road trip comedy Tammy in the works. Not to mention at least one more project with Feig: an “unconventional love story” with Jon Hamm and something titled Dumb Jock, which may be the same project.
Feig has likewise made good use of the Bridesmaids acclaim. In addition to the McCarthy teamups, Feig lined up The Better Woman and a change-of-pace drama, Untouchable. As with any comedy that grosses nearly $300 million worldwide, there will always be talk of a sequel to Bridesmaids, but don’t hold your breath.
Bullock has actually scaled back since her own Oscar win with just a small role in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close since 2009. But the actress will return to the big screen in 2013 in Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity.