Director Paul Feig is teaming up again with Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox for a spin-off of his comedy hit The Heat, which focuses on Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chaffin's characters Beth and Gina.
Beth and Gina are members of Detective Mullins' (Melissa McCarthy) extended family in The Heat, who grilled FBI agent Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) about a number of topics in a memorable scene around the dinner table. Tricia McAlpin is writing the script, with Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson producing alongside Chernin Entertainment.
Here's what Paul Feig had to say about the characters in a statement.
"Jamie and Jessica are two of the funniest people on this planet. They took small roles in The Heat and turned them into characters worthy of their own movie. I can't wait to unleash Beth and Gina on the world. Run for your lives."
The actresses both starred in the comedy series Ronna & Beverly, which originated as a Showtime pilot and had a short six-episode run on Sky TV in the U.K. No production schedule was given for the spin-off, but it is said that the characters may also be featured in a sequel to The Heat, which earned $230 million worldwide this summer.