It’s gonna be a Bridesmaids reunion, as TheWrap reports that Rose Byrne is in talks to reteam with Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig for the action comedy Susan Cooper. No deal has been made yet, but it’s all expected to come together.
The film has been described as a James Bond-inspired spy comedy, but with a female lead. While Feig is known for broad comedy, Susan Cooper isn’t a parody, but is instead said to be a realistic comedy, which is heavily influenced by Martin Campbell’s Casino Royale.
The film is said to centre on two lead characters, McCarthy will be the title character, although it’s not known what Bryne’s will be called in the film. Jason Statham is said to be circling the project as well.
Susan Cooper is being set up as a potential franchise. It won’t shoot for a while yet though, as cameras aren’t set to roll until McCarthy has completed the latest season of Mike & Molly.