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In Spy, Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.
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- Dan Bullock
There’s a secret rhythm and chemistry to great director-actor pairings. More often showcased with male directors and actors from Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, to Scorsese and De Niro, that unique relationship can be priceless when it comes to the onscreen magic it inspires. Third time out, writer/director Paul Feig knows how to get the best out of Melissa McCarthy and it’s a collaboration that is getting stronger and funnier as they go. With Spy they have delivered a laugh-out-loud hilarious comedy that blends humour and action in a gorgeously spiky Bond inspired cocktail. McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, a CIA operative who has found herself behind a desk for most of her career as the eyes and ears for superspy Bradley Fine (played by Jude Law). She has been in his earpiece on every mission but when the identities of all of the CIA’s top operatives »
- email@example.com (Clare Daly)
The amazing Melissa McCarthy knows how to strut Leicester Square’s red carpet. Her success in Bridesmaids has brought her critical acclaim as an actress to watch out for. Yet she’s struggled to find the right script, unable to show her complete range. The plot of the film is simple: A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.
Spy has given her the opportunity to accentuate her action as well as her words, and provides hope that McCarthy is indeed a force to be reckoned with. Whilst promoting her latest film Spy, her latest collaboration with director Paul Feig, McCarthy attended the star-studded premiere held in London’s prestigious Leicester Square.
McCarthy was as amiable in the flesh as she is on the screen. “It was a big risk to take on this kind of genre, »
- Aly Lalji
When Melissa McCarthy teams up with director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat), she fires on all cylinder, and judging by the positive word out of SXSW, their latest collaboration, Spy, continues that trend. McCarthy plays a CIA analyst who volunteers to goes into the field after all of the agents are compromised by a security breach. I’ve dug the trailers for the film, and Jason Statham, who plays a sidelined spy, is reportedly hilarious in his supporting role. Here’s hoping that we’ve got another great summer comedy heading our way. I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 30 admit-two passes for the Atlanta screening of Spy. To enter for a chance to see the movie early and for free, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “Spy”. The screening is on Tuesday, June 2nd @ 7:30pm at Landmark Midtown, so don »
- Matt Goldberg
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Dissolve Today in Ballsiest News: Nate Parker (Beyond the Lights) who we just celebrated as a Born in '79 Hottie is directing and starring in a feature biopic of Nat Turner, a slave who led a bloody massacre against white captors in 1831. But here's the ballsy part: they're naming it Birth of a Nation (!)
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- NATHANIEL R
But when Digital Spy asked Law how the sequel was progressing, his response was a weary "I don't know". He added: "There is apparently still a will [to do it], there is a script being written, but I'm not sure."
So while it's by no means a straight-out denial, the fact that Law's still none the wiser suggests Sherlock series 4 might be on our screens before Sherlock Holmes 3 even enters production.
Melissa McCarthy and her international cohorts landed in London’s Leicester Square for the world premiere of “Spy.” The crowd seemed most lively for local heroes Jason Statham and Jude Law, who got top billing with McCarthy on the posters plastered around the square. “It’s good to be home,” Statham said.
McCarthy told the crowd and the Yahoo livestream that audiences were going to see the action star “in a whole different light,” tackling comedy as a surly agent named Rick Ford. “You never know what you’re getting into with a comedy,” Statham said. But it helps to have a great director. “Paul Feig is the Scorsese of comedy films,” he proclaimed.
Statham also approved his leading lady’s action chops. “(Melissa) does one of the best fight sequences I’ve ever seen,” he said of a scene in a kitchen. “You never know what you could do with a bread roll. »
- Variety Staff
It's sad news for Miranda Hart fans, as the actress and comedian revealed she won't be hosting a Generation Game reboot anytime soon.
While Hart revealed she had spoken to the BBC about the show, she said that the story "got massively blown out of order".
Speaking to BBC News about her negotiations with the broadcaster, Hart said: "It was literally an informal chat with the BBC.
"We talked about it and whether the format would work for a modern audience - but that is literally all it was, just a chat, nothing more."
Hart added: "It got massively blown out of order in the press and, no, we are not doing it right now."
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FremantleMedia International has snapped up exclusive international distribution (outside of partner territories) to Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope. Production is set ot begin this summer.
At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Jude Law was confirmed for the lead role in the TV series, about a fictional American Pope who becomes the most conservative leader the Vatican has ever seen.
The eight-episode production, backed by Sky, HBO and Canal+, is due to shoot this summer.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Rome – Fremantle International has taken global sales on Oscar-winning Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s TV series, “The Young Pope,” toplining Jude Law as an imaginary pontiff who is the first Italian-American pope in history.
As previously announced, shooting is set to start this summer on the promising skein which Rupert Murdoch’s paybox Sky and France’s Canal Plus will co-produce with HBO, marking the first multiple-player production of this type in Italy.
Fremantle will be handling world sales excluding partner territories which are Italy, U.K., Germany, Ireland, the U.S., and France.
The series is being produced by Wildside, and co-produced by Haut et Court TV. Executive Producers for Wildside are Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani together with John Lyons. Executive Producers for Haut et Court TV are Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta and Simon Arnal.
Law will play Lenny Belardo, a conservative American pontiff recruited by a Vatican fed up with liberals. »
- Nick Vivarelli
The film is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. But while the voice she heard in her head was beautiful, to everyone else it was awful.
Tim Caplan, Union co-owner and lead visual-effects executive producer, said the company would “help create pre-war New York” on the film, which is being shot in the UK.
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Nonetheless, Susan is the agency's only hope in bringing down the dangerous arms dealer Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne).
Spy opens on June 5 in the Us and the UK. Watch a full-length trailer below: »
Have you ever wondered, “If I was recruited as a spy and sent on a mission, how might I react?”
In the new movie Spy, Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.
From 20th Century Fox, the comedy opens nationwide on June 5, 2015.
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- Movie Geeks
Quentin Tarantino has led Christoph Waltz to two Oscars in this category, but Waltz is absent from the director's latest, "The Hateful Eight." That film boasts a whopping seven potential contenders in this category (only of the noted eight is a woman, which could get Jennifer Jason Leigh a nod in the supporting actress race). Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern and Samuel L. Jackson seem like they have the showiest parts, putting them in contention amidst a seemingly endless list of other contenders: Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels ("Steve Jobs"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Kevin Bacon ("Black Mass"), Tom Hardy ("The Revenant"), Alan Alda ("Bridge of Spies"), Bradley Cooper ("Joy"), Steve Carell ("Freeheld"), Dominic West and Jude Law ("Genius") and Mr. Waltz himself ("Tulip Fever"). We truly could go on and on... It will also be interesting to see how many nominees from last year pop up here. Beyond the noted »
- Peter Knegt
The combined star power of Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law and Jason Statham in Paul Feig.s action-comedy Spy wasn.t enough to topple Mad Max: Fury Road from the top of the Australian box office over the weekend.
George Miller.s latest instalment to the iconic franchise scooped $4,149,968 over 273 locations, boosting its total domestic earnings to $12,557,065. The film, distributed by Roadshow, follows the plight of a road warrior Furiosa (Charlize Theron) who, with the help of Max (Tom Hardy) tries to save five imprisoned women from the clutches of Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne).
McCarthy stars in Fox.s Spy as Susan, an eager-to-please CIA employee who spends most of her time behind a desk acting as the eyes and ears of her partner and top operative Bradley Fine (Law). But when a Bulgarian arms dealer named Rayna Boyanov (Byrne) enters the picture, claiming to know the identities of all CIA operatives, »
- Emily Blatchford
The biggest deals of this year’s Cannes Marché du Film and how the Competition titles sold throughout the festival.
Behind the glamour of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, business was booming at the Marché du Film (May 13-22), with representatives from 120 countries in attendance - up four on 2014.
A total 3,300 films were on offer this year, around 1,000 at the project stage, with an estimated 11,000 film professionals in attendance, in line with last year.
In the opening days, Marché chief Jérôme Paillard told Screen: “Acquisition agents are telling me that it’s the first time in a number of years that there are so many big projects. I’ve been told there are around 50 high profile projects on offer.”
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Written and Directed by Paul Feig.
A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.
Martin Scorsese has Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro, Tim Burton has Johnny Depp, and Paul Feig has Melissa McCarthy. Some actor/director combinations fit like a glove, and for the third straight outing (Bridesmaids and The Heat) we have another success with Spy.
Unexpectedly, there is also an admirable amount of unexplored range channeled from Melissa McCarthy, not portraying the sassy, loudmouthed, obscene character right out of the gate that we have grown accustomed to. Instead, she plays Susan Cooper, a CIA field operative assistant of 10 years with low self-esteem that decides to jump into the heart of the action when her good friend Bradley Fine »
- Robert Kojder
2015 has undoubtedly been Alicia Vikander’s breakthrough year with fantastic lead parts in the thought provoking sci-fi thriller Ex Machina and the harrowing World War I drama Testament Of Youth, which is now available digitally and will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD from 25th May. However, this rise to the fore is by no means out of the blue for Vikander, who showed promise as a leading actress in A Royal Affair in 2012 and then went on to hold her own opposite the likes of Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina and Benedict Cumberbatch in The Fifth Estate. In this feature we take a look at the very best of Alicia Vikander.
Anna Karenina (2012)
Anna Karenina is a bold, theatrical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. The film was the third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright, but »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Sadie Frost is to play a stripper in a West End play. The 49-year-old star has revealed she will play the late American burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee in the play, which will tell the story of composer Benjamin Britten, who was one of Gypsy's friends. She exclusively told Bang Showbiz: ''I'm doing a play in the West End playing Gypsy Rose Lee. It's called 'Britten', and is about Benjamin Britten and his life.'' The 'Dracula' actress - who has a son, Finlay, 24, from her relationship with Gary Kemp, as well as Rafferty, 18, Iris, 14, and Rudy, 12, from her marriage to Jude Law - continued to say she ''can't wait'' to take to the stage for the production to show the world her talent as a performer. Speaking about her character, she added: ''She sings, she strips and she has proper amazing lines. I can't wait.'' »
20th Century Fox has released five new Spy clips for Paul Feig's (Bridesmaids, The Heat) upcoming espionage comedy. The film stars Melissa McCarthy as a desk-bound CIA agent who must go into the field for the first time when the identity of the agency's premiere assets are compromised. Jason Statham, who co-stars in the film as rugged top agent Rick Ford, is a consistently underrated performer who's long been relegated to shoot 'em up action films. Don't get me wrong, I love those movies, but I'm excited to see Statham finally get a chance to flex his comedy skills. If these clips are any indication, he's going to kill it. While he's definitely still playing to type as the brawny badass, Statham's bringing a self-awareness and utterly crass delivery to the character. Perri singled Statham out as a one of Spy's highlights in her SXSW review, and early »
- Haleigh Foutch
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