07/06/2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
There's a new sheriff in town and her name is ... Sandra Bullock
On Thursday, the actress
suited up in long sleeves and slacks and reported to the Boston set
of her new cop buddy comedy The Heat
on an appropriately steamy summer day. (Temperatures climbed to the upper-80s, according to local reports.)
The movie costars Oscar-nominee Melissa McCarthy
, and is being directed by Paul Feig, who helmed Bridesmaids
. It's about an FBI agent who teams up with a local Boston police officer to take down a Russian mobster.
According to local reports, Bullock was spotted in Dudley Square outside an old police station, where filming is taking place.
The film is reportedly due out in April 2013.