The first trailer has been released for Hot Pursuit, an upcoming buddy-comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara.
Witherspoon plays a by-the-book cop who ends up having to protect the widow (Vergara) of a drug lord after a failed takedown. The two hit the road, going on the run through Texas while crooked cops and gunmen try hunt them down.
Director Anne Fletcher (Step Up, 27 Dresses, The Proposal) could have another hit on her hands with Hot Pursuit, since it at least seems to be ticking off the right boxes for a mainstream, crowd-pleasing hit. We’ve seen a lot of this done before, so here’s hoping Witherspoon and Vergara have enough chemistry to bring the comedy home.
Robert Kazinsky, Mike Birbiglia, and John Carroll Lynch also star.
Hot Pursuit logline:
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 race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
ETA: USA & UK – 8 May, 2015.