Paul Feig follows up the critical and financial success of Bridesmaids with The Heat, another female-led comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as chalk-and-cheese law enforcement officers forced to work together.
Bullock plays uptight FBI agent Sarah Ashburn, who butts heads with McCarthy's street-smart Boston cop Sharon Mullins.
Digital Spy sat down with Bullock and Feig to discuss the buddy-cop genre, passing the Bechdel Test, and the difficulty of finding funding for female-centric movies.
The Heat was penned by Parks and Recreation writer and producer Katie Dippold. Demián Bichir, Dan Bakkedahl, Michael Rapaport and Marlon Wayans are among the supporting cast.
The Heat is released in the UK tomorrow (July 31).
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