Sandra Bullock film 'The Heat' to get Boston advance screening?
Boston may get an advance screening of the Sandra Bullock - Melissa McCarthy female buddy cop movie "The Heat," in wake of the deadly terror attack at the city's annual marathon.
Director Paul Feig told CNN on Thursday that he wants to screen the film before it hits theaters nationwide on June 28 to show appreciation for FBI agents and city police, who have been working tirelessly following the April 15 bombing. Feig also told "Access Hollywood" that he wanted a special screening to take place in Boston.
"The Heat" was filmed in the city. Bullock plays an FBI agent who must team up with a local cop, played by Melissa McCarthy, to try to take down a drug lord. The movie also stars Marlon Wayans, Taran Killam, Demián Bichir, Massachussetts native and comedian Bill Burr and Thomas F. Wilson, best known for playing Biff in the "Back To The Future" movies.
Feig told CNN that the FBI agents and police who are now busy with the bombing investigation gave the filmmakers "so much help" with "The Heat." An advance screening would also have to be approved by the movie studio, Twentieth Century Fox Corporation.
"I don't think a screening would ever be enough," Bullock told CNN.
Check out PHOTOS from "The Heat," starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and watch the trailer, above. (Note: It references an April 5 release date -- it was later pushed back to June 28).
"Look how amazing the people were"
Three people, including an 8-year-old boy, were killed in the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday. Bullock described her reaction to the horrific images and videos from the scene, released by media outlets around the world, in an interview with the Associated Press.
"It's a small community and I think having been there, having had our entire crew all around us all the time, who are all from Boston, you just, you're just hoping ... when you see the aftermath ... I tried to look on the other side which is, 'Look how amazing the people were. Look at those people that ran towards everyone, not thinking twice about themselves.'"
McCarthy, who Feig directed in "Bridesmaids," told the Associated Press that Boston is "really warm, welcoming city with a really strong work ethic."
Actor Bradley Cooper has also shown his support after the bombing -- the "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Hangover" star, visited one of the survivors (see photo) who was seen in online photos being rescued by several people after he was critically wounded in one of the two blasts.