Rob Corddry Could Join Melissa McCarthy And Sandra Bullock In The Heat
When news broke yesterday that Arrested Development's Tony Hale had signed on to director Paul Feig's Bridesmaids follow-up, I determined that between Feig's reputation and the combined star power of its incomparable leads, Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, the comedy with the working title The Heat was guaranteed to draw in some seriously funny comedians for even the smallest supporting roles. The first to follow in Hale's footsteps could well be Childrens Hospital star Rob Corddry, who since leaving The Daily Show in 2009 has brought his wild card comedy sensibilities to movies like Hot Tub Time Machine and Seeking a Friend For the End of the World.
The Heat stars Bullock as an FBI agent who must partner up with a Boston cop played by McCarthy to topple a merciless Russian mobster. Variety reports Corddry is currently in negotiations to join the film, but makes no mention of what his role may be. Though no one has yet been confirmed for the role of the movie's villain, I'm hoping Corddry will don a badge, as he was downright hilarious as the ignorant Homeland Security officer in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.
Just imagine this fearless funnyman playing a Boston officer/rival of McCarthy's. Both have this spark to their performance style that makes anything seem possible, which could mean the two facing off would be fantastically explosive. I can see it now, a smug Corddry cop pushing the buttons of McCarthy's short-fused and surly character resulting in a juvenile war of words that would easily be sidesplitting. Still, whatever the role, Corddry would be a great addition to this comedy's cast.
The Heat shoots this summer.
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