For a while Melissa McCarthy has been attached to the spy comedy Susan Cooper, which will reunite her with Bridemaids and The Heat director Paul Feig. More recently Jason Statham signed up to star. Now they have some company as Variety reports that Jude Law is set to join the film.
Not too much info has been released about the movie, other than that it’s about an unlikely female secret agent, played by McCarthy. Statham is a spy on the same side as the title character. There’s not a huge amount more info than that, although it’s previously been said that the film was inspired by the grittiness of Casino Royale, even if it gives a more comedic spin to things.
There’s no news on who Jude Law will play.
Paul Feig is directing from his own original screenplay. Shooting it expected to start this spring, once McCarthy has completed the latest season of Mike & Molly.