19 items from 2015
Hot Pursuit Trailer. Anne Fletcher‘s Hot Pursuit (2015) movie trailer stars Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, Michael Mosley, Jodi Lyn Brockton, and Robert Kazinsky. Hot Pursuit‘s plot synopsis: “An uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofia Vergara) of a drug boss as they [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
This summer, Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara will star in a buddy cop comedy called Hot Pursuit. Reese Witherspoon plays the goody-goody cop and Sofia Vergara is the sexy widow of a drug lord. Check out the first trailer below.
Directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, The Guilt Trip), Hot Pursuit, follows an uptight cop tries to protect a sexy and outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
The comedy also stars John Carroll Lynch (“American Horror Story,” Shutter Island), Rob Kazinsky (“True Blood,” Pacific Rim) and Richard T. Jones (“Hawaii Five-o,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”).
Hot Pursuit feels like a knock-off of some comedy starring Melissa McCarthy. However, it is interesting to see this duo in a comedy that you would normally see someone like McCarthy, Sandra Bullock and/or Jennifer Aniston. Also, it's nice to see »
- Laura Frances
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 »
- Gem Seddon
After a few years of misses, Reese Witherspoon is officially back. Now that she’s built back her cred with her Oscar-nominated film Wild, she’s reminding us of her comedic chops that made Tracy Flick and Elle Woods so memorable with her latest film, Hot Pursuit.
In the Anne Fletcher-directed film, she stars as a tiny police officer (a point hilariously hammered home throughout the trailer) tasked to protect a drug widow’s boss (Sofia Vergara). The unlikely — seriously, who is the casting genius that thought these two could work together? — duo dodge bullets, gunmen, and all kinds of danger as they blaze through Texas.
The film hits theaters on May 8 just in time for Mother’s Day. So, for now, feel free to watch this surprisingly entertaining teaser over and over again. We sure are. »
- Tara Aquino
It’s nice to see Reece Witherspoon return to her comedic roots after a run of more serious, dramatic features. Hell I would too if I had just walked the Pacific Coast Trail, found jobs and a lost sister for three Lost Boys, and endured the murder of a son.
Witherspoon plays uptight police officer Cooper who is assigned to escort the sultry wife of a drug lieutenant, Mrs Riva (Sophia Vergara), to Dallas so that she can testify against the cartel’s drug lord Vicente Cortez. Cooper’s by-the-book disposition is blown away in a cocaine cloud when they become the target of crooked cops and murderous gunmen sent to kill them.
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- Sacha Hall
Directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, The Guilt Trip), Hot Pursuit stars Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Inherent Vice, Walk the Line) as a by-the-book policewoman who ends up having to protect the widow (Sofia Vergara, Modern Family) of a local drug lord as they try to avoid gunmen and bent cops, and comedy ensues.
- Scott J. Davis
Sneak Peek the first footage from director Anne Fletcher's upcoming 'buddy cop comedy' "Hot Pursuit", starring Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Kazinsky, Mike Birbiglia and John Carrol opening May 8, 2015:
"...a by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) is tasked with protecting the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss...
"... as the two race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and criminal gunmen..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Hot Pursuit"...
- Michael Stevens
Oscar nominee Reese Witherspoon hasn't lost her comedy chops. The trailer for her upcoming action/comedy movie with Sofia Vergara, "Hot Pursuit," is promisingly funny! Witherspoon plays Officer Cooper, a tiny Texan police officer whose latest assignment is to drive a drug dealer's widow to Dallas to testify against the men who killed her husband. As Daniella Riva, Sofia Vergara seems to be well-matched with Witherspoon in terms of comic timing and physical humor.
Previously known as "Don't Mess With Texas," "Hot Pursuit" is being described as "The Heat" meets "Midnight Run." Director Anne Fletcher is known for her work on "The Guilt Trip," "The Proposal," "27 Dresses," and the original "Step Up." That's right, the one with Channing Tatum and his now-wife Jenna Dewan Tatum. Vergara and Witherspoon are also producers.
"Hot Pursuit" opens on May 8, kicking off a summer full of funny ladies.
[Via Deadline] »
- Jenni Miller
Warner Bros just unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Hot Pursuit" action comedy, starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. Check it out below. Plot: Follows an uptight and by the book cop (Witherspoon) who tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow of a drug boss (Vergara) as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. The new movie is directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) and is set to hit theaters on May 8th. Trailer: »
Fresh from getting all serious and awardsy with Wild, Reese Witherspoon is back doing comedy, showing off her range and poking fun at herself all at once in this first trailer for crime caper Hot Pursuit. Click below for a closer look.Hot Pursuit sees Witherspoon playing an uptight cop who’d rather chew her own badge than break from the regulations. At least, until she finds herself escorting gangster moll Sofia Vergara in a high-speed chase across the bluegrassier parts of Texas. They’re the chasees – Thelma And Louise/Midnight Run-style – while chasing them is an array of drug henchmen and gunmen. We’re guessing on this evidence, and from the film’s original title, 'Don’t Mess With Texas', that they get a lot more than they bargained for from the strangely formidable duo. Hot Pursuit is directed by The Proposal’s Anne Fletcher who’ll be »
Previously known as "Don't Mess with Texas," Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer and photos from Anne Fletcher's freshly rebranded "Hot Pursuit ". The comedy stars Reese Witherspoon as an uptight and by-the-book cop who tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. The movie is currently slated for release on May 8th:
- Garth Franklin
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.
Anne 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”).
Warner Bros. Pictures will release the film on May 8, 2015.
- Michelle McCue
Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara get their Thelma and Louise on — reluctantly — in the first trailer for buddy action comedy “Hot Pursuit.” Anne Fletcher directed the which MGM and Warner Bros film written by John Quaintance and David Feeney. Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’ Witherspoon plays an uptight police officer who is tasked with escorting Vergara’s character, a key witness in a drug cartel trial, across Texas to testify. Naturally, things go awry almost immediately and the two are forced to go on the run together. The shenanigans include accidental drug. »
- Linda Ge
"We have been set up, shot at and hunted down." If you watched The Heat and thought to yourself, "Hey, I wish this was more like Midnight Run," then we have some good news for you. Hot Pursuit stars Reese Witherspoon as a feisty, uptight police officer tasked with escorting the widow/potential witness (Sofia Vergara) in an important investigation of a drug lord. But of course, shit goes down, and the two are forced to go on the run. Witherspoon and Vergara seem like a fun enough mismatched pair, but the comedy is a little broad, though I do like the bit about the news messing up their height and age respectively. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Anne Fletcher's Hot Pursuit from YouTube: Hot Pursuit is directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses) and written by David Feeney ("New Girl") and John Quaintance ("Whitney"). An uptight and »
- Ethan Anderton
A police officer and a prisoner on the run in Texas: there's your the premise for Warner Bros. comedy “Hot Pursuit.” Directed by Anne Fletcher ("The Proposal," "27 Dresses"), “Hot Pursuit” pairs Reese Witherspoon with Sofia Vergara. While Witherspoon has revitalized her career with the Academy Award-nominated for “Wild,” she’s obviously not afraid to be in a big studio comedy. The official log-line doesn’t provide many deeper details, but here they are: An uptight, by-the-book cop (Witherspoon, whose production company is named Type A) 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. Co-starring John Carroll Lynch, Rob Kazinsky and Richard T. Jones, “Hot Pursuit” opens in theaters on May 8. Check out the first trailer and some new photos. »
- Edward Davis
Remember that movie Hot Pursuit from 1987, starring John Cusackc You know, the one where he goes to the Caribbean trying to find his girlfriend on vacation. Apparently, this new Hot Pursuit has absolutely nothing to do with that film. How dare they mislead me by using the title of that '80s classic! (If you haven't seen it, you aren't missing anything). Instead, this is a buddy action comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, everyone's favorite comedians. Wait, they aren'tc Well, this is certainly news to me. This whole film is news to me, actually. I also don't go seeking information about films starring Sofia Vergara, so I guess that makes sense. The first trailer, as well as three pictures, are available for your eyes to see below. With a rather unimpressive buddy duo in the leads and coming from director Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses, The Guilt Trip), my excitement »
- Mike Shutt
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer and photos from Hot Pursuit, which was previously just known as the Untitled Reese Witherspoon/Sofia Vergara Film. As you can see from the footage below, Hot Pursuit is certainly a fitting title. The story follows an uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) who tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
The supporting cast is rounded out by John Carroll Lynch, Robert Kazinsky, Michael Mosley, Richard T. Jones and Mike Birbiglia. While Sofía Vergara is certainly no stranger to the comedy genre, after starring in Modern Family and last year's indie hit Chef, it seems like quite awhile since we've seen Reese Witherspoon in a comedy, after critically-acclaimed performances in dramas such as Wild and Inherent Vice.
The chatter championing opportunity for women directors has reached a new peak even while the stats remain dire. According to USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, female helmers represented only 4% of the 100 top-grossing films of 2012. In 2014, some high-profile directors made headlines during awards season, including Angelina Jolie with her second feature, “Unbroken,” and Ava DuVernay with “Selma.”
Despite any awards-season snubs, it is important to shine the spotlight on what’s in the pipeline for 2015 and 2016 for femme helmers. According to Melissa Silverstein, founder and editor of website Women and Hollywood, “When you have women behind the scenes in power you see more women on screen — and that’s why this discussion is so important.”
“It’s directed and written by women,” Silverstein says. “While ‘Fifty »
- Thelma Adams
Alexander Payne began development on his then-next project, Downsizing, in 2009 before moving onto The Descendants. The troublesome social satire scripted by Payne and long-time writing partner Jim Taylor already had Paul Giamatti and Reese Witherspoon attached before it went belly-up. For whatever reason, 20th Century Fox were reluctant to invest in the story or its heavy use of CGI and lodged the flick into a permanent hiatus.
Late last year, the film underwent a shake-up. When news arrived that Matt Damon had relinquished his role in Zhang Zimou’s China-set epic, The Great Wall, in favour of the lead in Payne’s drama, the project returned to Fox’s development slate. Now, in a strange turn of events, Deadline reports that Witherspoon is back on board as the female lead. Together, the two will play a happily married couple who decide to shrink themselves out of financial concerns. Their logic? »
- Gem Seddon
19 items from 2015
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