The official trailer for the upcoming comedy Hot Pursuit, formerly known as Don’t Mess with Texas, has been released online by Warner Brothers Pictures.
The movie stars Oscar-winning Walk the Line actress (and current Oscar-nominated Wild actress) Reese Witherspoon as a police officer tasked with escorting the key witness in a case against a drug cartel lieutenant, played by Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, Chef), which leads to a chase across Texas as the lieutenant’s hired gunmen try to kill her. It’s directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, The Guilt Trip).
You can read a full synopsis for Hot Pursuit and check out the trailer for the movie below.
From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema comes the comedy â€œHot Pursuit,â€ starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (â€œWalk the Line,â€ â€œWildâ€) and Sofia Vergara (â€œChef,â€ TVâ€™s â€œModern Familyâ€), under the direction of Anne Fletcher (â€œThe Proposalâ€).
In â€œHot Pursuit,â€ an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
Fletcher directs from a screenplay written by David Feeney (TVâ€™s â€œNew Girlâ€) & John Quaintance (TVâ€™s â€œBen & Kateâ€) and Dana Fox (â€œWhat Happens in Vegasâ€) & Katherine Silberman (TVâ€™s â€œBen & Kateâ€). John Carroll Lynch (â€œCrazy, Stupid, Love.â€) and Rob Kazinsky (â€œPacific Rimâ€) also star.
The film is produced by Bruna Papandrea (â€œWild,â€ â€œGone Girlâ€), ReeseWitherspoon and Dana Fox, with Jeff Waxman, Sofia Vergara and Luis Balaguer serving as executive producers.
â€œHot Pursuitâ€ is set to hit theaters beginning May 8, 2015 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Joining Witherspoon and Vergara on the cast is Robert Kazinsky, Michael Mosley, John Carroll Lynch, Richard T. Jones, Mike Birbiglia, and Matthew Del Negro.