Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
23 January 2015
Podcast #145: Ethan Hawke, J.C. Chandor
Isn't it ironic?
Sophie Turner Is X-Men: Apocalypse's Jean Grey
Tye Sheridan will be Cyclops. Alexandra Shipp is Storm
Marvel Wants Chiwetel Ejiofor For The Doctor Strange Cast
He's being courted to play a mystery role
Scorsese Secures The Finance For Silence
So shooting can start immediately
Karl Urban Eyed For Aquaman Role
And 300: Rise Of An Empire's Noam Murro is on the director shortlist
Hannibal Season 3 Trailer Served Up Online
'I forgive you...'
DreamWorks Cutting Back Its Film Slate
And ghost 'toon B.O.O. is going back into limbo
Simon West Directing A New Blob Remake
Jelly from space prepares its fourth landing
Zac Efron Knows Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
He's joined the new comedy
Rose McGowan To Direct Pines
Alex Mar's culty psychological thriller
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 January 2015
Exclusive: Paul Feig Talks Ghostbusters
'Pulling it out of New York would be the biggest sin'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Spy
05 June 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Heat (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Bridesmaids (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Grounded: Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Paul Feig Developing The Heat Spin-Off
Focused on actors Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chaffin

17 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Though there has been talk of a follow-up to cop comedy The Heat, especially from director Paul Feig, forward motion has apparently been slowed by Sandra Bullock’s reluctance to star in a sequel. Feig, however, seems undeterred in his quest to find some way to continue the film's world, and has announced a spin-off that would follow Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chafin’s characters Beth and Gina.

Introduced as part of the extended family belonging to Melissa McCarthy’s Shannon Mullins, Beth and Gina proceeded to steal scenes and generally behave badly. The actresses have an existing professional relationship with Feig, who directed the pair’s pilot for comedy characters Ronna & Beverly, and clearly thinks they’re worth sticking with.

“Jamie and Jessica are two of the funniest people on this planet,” Feig said in a statement that ran on Deadline. “They took small roles in The Heat and turned them into characters worthy of their own movie. I can’t wait to unleash Beth and Gina on the world. Run for your lives.”

Tricia McAlpin is now working on a script for the film, though no details have been released about what the pair might be up to. Given Denbo and Chafin’s comic abilities and sensibilities, we’d imagine there would be plenty of room for improv. As for a direct Heat sequel? It may still happen one day, but Bullock will likely need some cajoling.

As for Feig, he’s currently preparing to make Melissa McCarthy spy comedy Susan Cooper.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Imogen Poots Finds Beautiful Ruins
For director Todd Field
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Johnny Depp And Paul Bettany Talk Mortdecai
How good is your 'Mortdecai face'?

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

From Mission: Impossible To Mortdecai: Writer/Director David Koepp Talks Screenwriting
What would you do if you were in charge of the Spider-Man franchise?

Ghost In The Shell: A Crash Course
Everything you need to know about Scarlett Johansson’s anime remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)