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Paul Feig Directing Buddy Cop Comedy Starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy

Posted by , on May 19, 2012 at 4:42 pm 

And, here, we have film whose director might be the only source of interest for yours truly. Variety reports that Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) has, somehow, added yet another job to his busy slate, having signed to direct a currently-untitled buddy cop comedy for 20th Century Fox — one that, in the process, will reunite him with Melissa McCarthy and see him work with Sandra Bullock.

The film, written by Parks & Recreation staffer Katie Dippold, revolves around the high-wire dynamic between two members of the law: “a high-strung FBI agent (Bullock) and an unconventional Boston cop (McCarthy),” both of whom must put their differences aside to capture and prosecute a Russian gangster. It all sounds very sitcom-y — which, to be entirely unfair, could coincide with the writing credit — which makes it worth repeating that I, personally, am merely interested because a talented, comedically well-tuned director is doing the legwork.

Chernin Entertainment are producing the film, which should begin production after Feig completes shooting on the Colin Firth-led Untouchable, a remake of this year’s acclaimed French drama The Intouchables.

What are your thoughts on the project as a whole? Does this lineup generate any interest?

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