Due next spring, Feig recently spoke to Playlist contributor Jen Vineyard at the opening night premiere of “Arbitrage,” where the director was celebrating finishing “The Heat” by going to his NYC restaurant, and told us a little about the project, featuring Sandra Bullock and “Bridesmaids” breakout star Melissa McCarthy as an FBI agent and a Boston police officer who team up to take down a Russian mobster, has wrapped.
“On the screen, it’s kind of a street smart Boston cop and Sandra’s like a FBI agent, idolizes [“The Silence Of The Lambs” character] Clarice Starling [played by Jodie Foster in the film], more uptight, and they come together,” he explained of the dynamic between the two disparate characters.
“Melissa and Sandra just got along so well, they became like the best of friends, and the chemistry is so fun, because Sandra in real life is awesome,” Feig said. “She’s got nerdy qualities about her that I love, and that went into the character. And Melissa is tough as nails, and that really played into the characters. Sandra had so much fun, and she was such a fan of Melissa’s that when the script came along and she found out Melissa was into it, it came along really fast. It came to me eight weeks before we started shooting, so we dove in and did some rewrites on it.”
Feig revealed that the film has some great cameos that audiences should look out for, plus the Oscar count is surprisingly high. “Yeah, there are some fun surprises [in the cast],” he said. “Some really good people. Demian Bechir came in. We have three Academy Award nominees and one who has won, obviously, so it makes us seem very classy.”
A few more pictures of Sandy on set last July 20 in Boston filming “The Heat” has now been added to the gallery. Check it:
As previously posted, Sandy is already shooting her new film “The Heat” and she was caught on set last June 05. I was waiting for some HQ pictures since then, and my friend Marica sent over to us. Check it:
A few days ago was reported that Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (“Bad Teacher,” “The Office,” “Year One”) were rewriting the script for director Paul Feig’s buddy-cop comedy follow-up to “Bridesmaids” that will star Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and today we heard the movie got a title: The Heat.
Written by “Parks and Recreation” scribe Katie Dippold , the film centers around the strained relationship between a high-strung FBI agent and a “unconventional” Boston police officer. Also joining them in some way is YouTube comic Spoken Reasons, who will play a character named Terrell Rojas, though all other details about the character are unknown.
The first open casting call for the currently untitled “Buddy Cop Comedy” starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy will take place in Boston, MA on June 23.
The movie, which is being directed by Paul Feig and focuses on the “strained relationship between a high-strung FBI agent an unconventional Boston cop,” is expected to begin filming in Boston next month.
Producers are looking for adults over 18, with a specific need for cops, prison guards, drug dealers, ex-convicts, and hookers.
Below are all the details about next week’s casting call:
Billy Dowd Casting
is holding a
NON-UNION EXTRAS CASTING CALL
[ADULTS 18+ ONLY] for an
“Untitled Buddy Cop Comedy”
starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy
The film is shooting in Boston this Summer
Saturday, June 23rd
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Boston Teachers Union Hall
180 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125