Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy teamed up for the action comedy, The Heat, which is already causing a stir leading up to it’s release on June 28. With the flick already buzzing, both actresses are now prepared for roles in animation films.
Bullock signed on in February to play next to co-star Jon Hamm in an spin-off of the Despicable Me series with the 2014 film Minions. McCarthy, on the other hand, has just joined the cast of B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations), which also stars Seth Rogen.
Bullock is not your typical animation actress and she’s only voiced one other role in such a film, which was her spot as Miriam in DreamWorks Animation’s (DWA) The Prince of Egypt. The film released in 1998 and didn’t receive the best reviews, but she’s ready to give animation another try, this time with Universal Studios.
Her character, Scarlett Overkill, is a super-villain that’s trying to take over the world. Sandra Bullock rarely plays the role of a villain, but with an action comedy like The Heat checked off her list there’s only so much more she can do.
Melissa McCarthy became an instant hit after Bridesmaids dropped in 2011 and she’s been bringing in the roles ever since. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed her newest gig in B.O.O. that has an expected release date of June 5, 2015.
DWA hasn’t released too much information on the project, though they did say, “B.O.O is the superclassified agency you’ve never heard of and certainly never seen.” According to the animation studio, McCarthy will play the character of Watts, who is the “odd-ball partner” of Jackson Moss (Rogen).
Anthony Leondis, who directed the 2008 release Igor, will hold the same position for B.O.O. which is still in pre-production. McCarthy isn’t completely new to voicing roles in animation as she’s appeared in the TV show Kim Possible and also did an episode of The Penguins of Madagascar TV series, which is also produced by DWA.
Do you think Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy will shine in their new animation flicks after joining forces in The Heat?