Demian Bichir Joins Paul Feig's Buddy Cop Comedy The Heat

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-07-30 18:41:14discussion comments
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Demian Bichir hasn't really shown his funny side in Hollywood feature films just yet, starring in titles like Che, A Better Life and Savages (none of which could come close to being called "comedies), but that doesn't mean he's not experienced. In addition to his multi-episode run on the Showtime series Weeds - which typically is more of a comedy than a drama - he also recently started in the recent laugher The Runaway and made movies like Cilantro y perejil and Test of Love in the mid-90s while still working as an actor in Mexico. And now he's getting set to make you chuckle American-style by signing on to Paul Feig's newest project.

According to Deadline, Bichir has joined Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the new movie, which has now been titled The Heat. The film is based on a script by Katie Dippold, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and is about an FBI agent who teams up with a Boston cop to hunt for a Russian gangster. While details about the character are slim, what we do know is that the Oscar-nominated performer will be playing an FBI agent. The Bridesmaids director has also brought along actors such as Tony Hale, Rob Corddry and Bill Burr for the buddy cop movie. The project is currently in production.

Bichir recently wrapped on the film Words With Gods, but has a full upcoming slate. He is currently working on Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills, in which he plays a character named Mandez the Madman, and is also providing a voice in the Mexican animated film El Santos VS la Tetona Mendoza.
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