Will 'The Heat' Fuel the Fire for More Female Buddy Movies?

The studio really wanted Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock to have love interests in "The Heat," but the filmmakers resisted the urge to bring romance into the picture.

Jenno Topping, president of films at Chernin Entertainment and a producer on the Fox film, considers the lack of male main squeezes key to the appeal of the movie about a pair of mismatched cops. She freely admits it's risky from a business perspective.  



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