As we reported back in July, Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig is set to reunite with Melissa McCarthy for a spy action comedy titled Susan Cooper. There hasn’t been much news about the film since its first announcement, but now it appears that Feig has lined up an action star to appear in the comedy. In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, Feig revealed that Jason Statham will appear opposite Melissa McCarthy in an unspecified role.
Susan Cooper is being developed as a potential franchise starter and will reportedly have the same tone as The Heat. According to the report, Susan Cooper will be a female James Bond. It’ll be interesting to see Statham potentially kick some ass and offer a few laughs as well.
Statham currently has a few films on his slate. He next appears in the action thriller Homefront, The Expendables 3, and Fast & Furious 7. Make sure to check back for more updates on Susan Cooper as they come our way.