Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig, who worked together on 2011’s hit Bridesmaids and this year’s comedy The Heat, may again collaborate for Feig’s upcoming Susan Cooper.
According to The Wrap, the film is a realistic female spy comedy that Feig plans on developing into a franchise. McCarthy would play a female James Bond-type, and the film would have a tone similar to that of The Heat. The actress is currently in negotiations with 20th Century Fox and will have to work around her schedule for Mike & Molly.
Feig was inspired to write the script for Susan Cooper after James Bond’s comeback in 2006 with Casino Royale, which is reportedly one of the director’s favorite films. He will also act as producer through Feigco Entertainment along with Jessie Henderson. Considering Feig’s affinity for female-driven projects, this film totally seems right up his alley.
McCarthy is currently shooting St. Vincent de Van Nuys, which also stars Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd and Bill Murray, and she recently completed work on Tammy, which was written and directed by her husband Ben Falcone.