Posted on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Not that there was ever any doubt Paul Feig‘s follow-up to hilarious and raunchy Bridesmaids would be hard R-rated, but the red-band trailer for The Heat makes it an absolute certainty. The female buddy-cop comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy opens April 5 and looks to be everything you’d expect from McCarthy and exactly what you wouldn’t expect from the Oscar-winner Bullock. Unless, of course, you expected her to be throwing grenades and F-bombs everywhere in her next movie. Check out the red-band trailer, which also features Tom Wilson (Back to the Future) and Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) after the jump.
Thanks to IGN for the embed.
Pretty funny stuff, though I usually find that comedy trailers either totally ruin a movie or completely undersell it. I’m hoping for the latter in this one, simply because the talent around it is so strong. Feig seems confident though, travelling to Butt-Numb-A-Thon last week to promote the film and everyone there was incredibly excited by what they saw. Here’s hoping he can live up to his last film.
What did you think of the red-band trailer for The Heat?
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