‘Hot Pursuit’ Trailer: Reese Witherspoon + Sofia Vergara = Big Laughs

Two years after The Heat proved women can hold their own in the world of action-comedies, Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara have joined forces for a new feature we can’t wait to see.

Hot Pursuit tells the story of a promising young police officer (Witherspoon) who receives her first big assignment. She is tasked with transporting a key witness (Sofia Vergara) to a very important trial, but before that can happen a lot of gunplay and explosions occur, which propels the women–who of course could not be more different–on a spontaneous road trip while they try to figure out their next move. It’s the kind of zany premise you would have expected Steve Martin to be a part of twenty or thirty years ago, and it looks like it works just as well today as ever. You can view the film’s first trailer below:

I honestly didn’t know what to expect heading into the trailer above, but I’m pleasantly surprised by the results. From what we’re shown, Hot Pursuit looks to be a genuinely enjoyable adventure featuring two very talented actresses showcasing comedic chops that are, at least for one of them, rarely given the chance to truly shine. Vergara has Modern Family, sure, but she’s rarely the main focus. Here she can stretch more than ever before while Witherspoon continues to add fire to the Reese-urgence that began with the release of Wild.

Is it the most original idea ever? Far from it. That doesn’t really matter though, as long as the way the story is told offers a few new twists. We’ll find out whether or not that is the case when Hot Pursuit opens on May 8. For now, comment below and let us know your thoughts on the trailer.

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