Warner Bros. has unleashed the first trailer for female buddy movie, Hot Pursuit, starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. In the pic, the pair appear as an unlikely duo who team up to escape a motley crew of cops and mobsters. Maintaining the comedic tradition of opposites attract, Witherspoon plays a rigid cop who sticks to the rules with Vergara alongside her as a vivacious gangster’s widow.
The pair become attached at the hip when big-time drug boss Cortez is killed and Vergara’s widow is ordered to appear at his murder trial. Enter her protective law enforcer – tasked with escorting her cross-country – and they are soon on the run from a myriad of assorted baddies out to prevent them reaching their destination.
Storywise, it’s a by-the-numbers set up that’s aided in this trailer by its leading ladies who are at the top of their game. A step back to her earlier romcom roots for Witherspoon, it’s a delight seeing her wrestle with lighter fare in comparison to her heavier recent efforts. Vergara on the other hand, is quick to dish out the back-handed insults, for a slightly amended version of her Modern Family character, Gloria.
Check it out for yourself above and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Hot Pursuit opens in theaters on May 8th.
From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema comes the comedy “Hot Pursuit,” starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line,” “Wild”) and Sofia Vergara (“Chef,” TV’s “Modern Family”), under the direction of Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”).
In “Hot Pursuit,” an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
Fletcher directs from a screenplay written by David Feeney (TV’s “New Girl”) & John Quaintance (TV’s “Ben & Kate”) and Dana Fox (“What Happens in Vegas”) & Katherine Silberman (TV’s “Ben & Kate”). John Carroll Lynch (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) and Rob Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim”) also star.