Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara are teaming up for Hot Pursuit, an odd couple comedy about a police officer assigned to protect a drug dealer’s widow — a witness in a murder trial. Witherspoon is hilarious (we know from watching Legally Blonde that she knows how to do comedy)… and Vergara is essentially playing Gloria from Modern Family (like she always does). But this looks decently funny.
Robert Kazinsky from True Blood is playing a possible love interest for Witherspoon’s character. It’s refreshing to see some male eye candy in a comedy led by two women, for once — although Vergara’s character is very stereotypical (sexualized Latina woman married to a drug dealer). Other actors that I recognized from the trailer are John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story), Matthew Del Negro (Teen Wolf, Scandal), and comedian Jim Gaffigan.
An inept police officer must protect a drug dealer’s widow from criminals and dirty cops.
Hot Pursuit opens in theaters on May 8, 2015.