Sony’s Columbia Pictures just concluded the negotiations with Cameron Diaz today for the updated moppet movie musical starting production in the fall for a Christmas 2014 release. Sandra Bullock had been in talks for the role in Annie but pulled out recently.
“The Heat” has all the elements you’d expect from a buddy cop movie — the oil-and-water partnership, the car chases, the wisecracks — and a few you wouldn’t — for instance, a scene involving Spanx.
Faithfully conforming to the macho genre made famous by movies such as “Bad Boys” and “Lethal Weapon,” “The Heat” is also — curiously — summer’s only studio film built around female leads: Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
“If someone asks what you wanna do and you don’t really wanna work, you pick the most farfetched thing,” Bullock said. “This was it, a pairing where everyone was equal and you had these storylines that weren’t girly…. It had depth and humor and balls and action. It was just something I saw the boys getting to do.”
Sandy is busy promoting her new movie ‘Chelsea Lately’ and this week she was guest on Chelsea Lately. You can find the full interview on Youtube (can’t embed it), and also screen captures up in the gallery.
Thanks to my friend Haylie for the high quality video – which will be uploaded later!
Sandra will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight to promote “The Heat”. Be sure to tune in and check your local listings for the time. She will also make an appearance on other talk/morning shows the coming days, be sure to check out our previous post in case you missed it.