"The Heat" Spin-Off In The Works

By Garth Franklin Friday November 15th 2013 02:08PM

20th Century Fox, Chernin Entertainment and director Paul Feig are developing a spinoff to this past summer's comedy hit "The Heat" which grossed $230 million worldwide.

The new film will focus on Beth and Gina, the characters played by Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chaffin. The pair are part of Melissa McCarthy's cop character's extended family.

Tricia McAlpin is writing the script, while Feig and Jessie Henderson are producing. The storyline is currently being worked out, and won't preclude or affect the possibility of a "The Heat 2" in any way.

Source: Deadline