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Jason Statham Could Join Melissa McCarthy In Spy Comedy Susan Cooper
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.
Bridesmaids Reunion In The Works As Rose Byrne May Join Mellisa McCarthy In Susan Cooper
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.
Melissa McCarthy In Talks To Star In Paul Feig's Spy Comedy Susan Cooper
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.
The Heat Director To Tackle Female-Driven Spy Comedy Susan Cooper
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.