Dan Bakkedahl has signed on join the female buddy cop comedy The Heat says THR.
Katie Dippold (Parks and Recreation) wrote the script that charts the tense working relationship between a high-strung FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) and an unconventional Boston cop (Melissa McCarthy) as they team to take down a Russian gangster.
"Bridesmaids" helmer Paul Feig calls action.
Bakkedahl will play a DEA agent at odds with Bullock and McCarthy's characters.
Taran Killam, Michael Rapaport and Kaitlin Olson also star.
Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping will produce the film.
The project is currently shooting in Boston.