The-Heat-Quad-PosterHaving found tremendous success with a female ensemble in 2011’s Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids, Paul Feig returns this year with another female-led blockbuster, The Heat.

This time around, we’re in for some action alongside the comedy, with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy taking the lead in the buddy cop movie.

The film recently had its red carpet premiere on our shores in the UK, and now Fox have released a new gala featurette for those of us unable to get down to London last week.

Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence–and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), one of Boston P.D.’s “finest,” is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies.

Michael Rapaport, Demián Bichir, Nathan Corddry , Marlon Wayans, Kaitlin Olson, Taran Killam, Andy Buckley, and Tony Hale lead a great ensemble alongside the leading duo.

Feig is directing from a script by Katie Dippold (MADtv, Parks and Recreation), who makes her feature debut here as a writer.

The Heat will be hitting US cinemas at the end of the month on June 28th, with its UK release date following a few weeks later on 31st July.

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