Paul Feig's Bridesmaids was a fantastic demonstration of just how funny women can be, and perhaps we'll see a similar demonstration when he directs Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the yet-to-be-titled buddy cop film written by Katie Dippold. While the movie has already begun filming in Boston, it's apparently still adding to its cast, as Variety reports that Bill Burr has joined the comedy.
The untitled buddy cop film has Bullock playing an uptight FBI agent who is tasked to work alongside McCarthy's character, an "unconventional Boston cop." Burr has been cast to play McCarthy's brother. Apparently, their relationship has been on the outs since she turned in their brother for selling drugs. It's hard to tell if it's a huge part for the movie, but at the very least, it does put him close to the lead.
Burr may be better known for his stand-up comedy than for his acting, but his recent screen credits include playing Kuby, one of Saul Goodman's henchmen in AMC's excellent drama series Breaking Bad. If you remember the scene last season when Saul's guys went to force Ted into signing over the check to the I.R.S so Skylar wouldn't be audited, you've seen him. (It was a pretty memorable scene, I'd say).
Burr joins Tony Hale, in addition to Bullock and McCarthy in the film. We'll have to wait and see if his background in comedy will come in handy for this role. Either way, this is just one more bit of interesting casting news to add to the already strong cast for the film, which has all the makings of being something really fun.
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