Michael Andrews is reteaming with Paul Feig on the upcoming buddy cop comedy The Heat. The composer has previously scored last year’s hit comedy Bridesmaids for the director. The Heat stars Sandra Bullock as a high-strung FBI agent and Melissa McCarthy as an unconventional Boston cop who team to take down a Russian gangster. Tony Hale, Bill Burr, Demian Bichir and Michael Rapaport are co-starring in the comedy. Kate Dippold (Parks and Recreation) has written the film’s script and Peter Chernin (New Girl), Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Jenno Topping (Country Strong, Guess Who) are producing the project. The Heat is set to be released on April 5, 2012 by 20th Century Fox.
As previously reported, Andrews is currently also scoring the new Fox comedy series Ben and Kate, which has just received a full season order. Also coming up for the composer is the thriller The Reluctant Fundamentalist directed by Mira Nair and starring Kate Hudson, Riz Ahmed, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival this summer and has been picked up for domestic distribution by IFC Films. No release date has been announced yet.