One of Warner Bros.’ big summer comedies packs the weight of two major headliners: Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. While the former did scoop up an Oscar a while back, she’s remained relatively low on the radar in the aftermath of her glorious win. The latter, however, has established herself as one of the highlights of ABC’s mockumentary comedy Modern Family. Put the pair together and what do you get? This year’s female buddy comedy, Hot Pursuit.
Previously titled Don’t Mess With Texas, the film might have swapped out its name, but the story remains the same. Witherspoon plays an uptight cop tasked with transferring Vergara’s glamorous moll across the country. In order to deliver Vergara, a key witness in the trial of a noted mobster’s death, Witherspoon’s fussy law enforcer must do whatever it takes to protect her. That includes all sorts of slapstick hijinks as the pair are chased by a raft of various baddies out to prevent her testimony.
If you caught the domestic teaser that hit recently, there’s not a lot of new footage here. The biggest change comes in the shape of its edit, which has excised a clutch of amusing one-liners. Although, they’re replaced by Witherspoon’s Justin Bieber impersonation, so all is forgiven.
Check out the newest trailer for the flick above and chime in with your thoughts in the comments below. Directed by Anne Fletcher, Hot Pursuit opens in the US on May 8 and the UK on July 31.
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.
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