This latest bit of shocking news coming to you from The Wrap which reports Melissa McCarthy is in talks to star in Paul Feig‘s upcoming female spy comedy Susan Cooper. Feig has previously directed McCarthy in Bridesmaids and The Heat. Susan Cooper is apparently being developed as a female James Bond, in that it, too, would be a franchise, but funny. It is not, though, intended to be a spy movie spoof.
Though unsurprising, McCarthy is still an good choice. She’s an incredibly talented physical comedian who clearly works well with Feig. The only thing holding up the official deal is McCarthy’s Mike & Molly schedule. That show is still on?