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Casting Bullock and McCarthy was "all of nothing," says director Paul Feig

The Heat director Paul Feig reveals that casting Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in his hit comedy was ''all or nothing."

The 62-year-old Bridesmaids helmer insists he didn't want any other actresses to star in the new movie.

Speaking to ComingSoon.net, Feig said: "For me it was always them or nothing. When the script came to me I was told that Sandra was interested, so I was like, 'Awesome', because I wanted to work with her. And then Melissa and I had been trying to figure out something to do for a long time and the minute I read it, I was like, 'This is so great for her.'

"There was a moment where scheduling looked like it might not work out for either one of them and so the studio was like, 'Well, who else?' Honestly, there's plenty of women I love who I want to work with, but I was like, 'I don't know.' These two, for some reason... this combo feels like gold to me, and so we pushed it through."

The Heat hits cinemas on July 31.

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