Presumably this will be in a comedic aspect: the easy joke involving tough celebrities used to be that in secret, they were really wimps and cowards. Hopefully that's not the case here, and the production finds something to do with Jackson's peculiar brand of charisma.
And hey, maybe it’s a love story: the suave Statham locking lips with the roly poly McCarthy. Imagine the kids! Regardless, if played straight, you’d love to see McCarthy and Statham double fisting guns and firing in all directions.
Feig is writing the screenplay himself, and it's been said that Martin Campbell's Casino Royale served as a bit of inspiration to him in the scripting. Melissa McCarthy is set to play the titular character, and earlier this week it was reported that her Bridesmaids co-star Rose Byrne is in talks for a role as well.
The script is being written by Feig, who will also serve as a producer on the project, but specific details about the plot have not yet been released. The director said that he was inspired to make the film by Martin Campbell's Casino Royale, and while the movie will be a comedy it won't be a spoof.
Feig and McCarthy first collaborated on Bridesmaids in 2011 and got rave reviews for their work together, which led them to reteam on The Heat earlier this year. Obviously the director and the star enjoy working with one another, but right now the only thing that might stand in the way of their next project is McCarthy's commitments to her CBS television series Mike & Molly.
Paul Feig is now getting set to write, direct and produce Susan Cooper, a James Bond-inspired spy comedy. While details about the plot are extremely limited at this time, apparently the film is not a parody, but instead a actually described as "realistic" and is greatly inspired by Martin Campbell's Casino Royale.