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 “Hot Pursuit,” starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line,” “Wild”) and Sofia Vergara (“Chef,” TV’s “Modern Family”), under the direction of Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”).
In “Hot Pursuit,” 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 (TV’s “New Girl”) & John Quaintance (TV’s “Ben & Kate”) and Dana Fox (“What Happens in Vegas”) & Katherine Silberman (TV’s “Ben & Kate”). John Carroll Lynch (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) and Rob Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim”) also star.
The film is produced by Bruna Papandrea (“Wild,” “Gone Girl”), ReeseWitherspoon and Dana Fox, with Jeff Waxman, Sofia Vergara and Luis Balaguer serving as executive producers.
“Hot Pursuit” 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.