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Jun
29

Writer Katie Dippold on THE HEAT

Sandra Bullock (left) and Melissa McCarthy are on the opposite sides of the same side of the law in THE HEAT.

Sandra Bullock (left) and Melissa McCarthy are on the opposite sides of the same side of the law in THE HEAT.

So in the midst of the interstellar conflicts, zombie plagues, and giant robots, how about a summer movie that’s a little more grounded? How about Sandra Bullock as a Type A, by-the-book FBI agent clashing up against Melissa McCarthy as a loose-cannon Boston police detective as they try to take down a drug lord? THE HEAT isn’t shy about acknowledging its debts to the buddy-cop comedies of yore, but throws in a few, gender-twisted wrinkles all its own (you never saw Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in a drunken hug-dance, did you?).

Writer Katie Dippold makes her feature film debut with THE HEAT, after logging time on the writing staffs of MADTV and PARKS AND RECREATION. I sat down with her to discuss her spin on this hallowed genre, and her experience working on-set with director Paul Feig.

THE HEAT
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Official Website
theheatmovie.com

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