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50 Cent joins Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's Spy

2 April 2014 3:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

50 Cent will join Melissa McCarthy in Spy.

Rapper Curtis Jackson will play himself in director Paul Feig's film - which was previously titled Susan Cooper - according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jude Law will feature in the film as a suave spy, with Jason Statham as a clumsy and overconfident agent.

Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long will also appear in the movie.

It is yet to be revealed how 50 Cent will figure in the plot.

McCarthy continues her collaboration with Feig, following on from Bridesmaids and The Heat.

Curtis has previously featured in Get Rich or Die Tryin', Home of the Brave and Righteous Kill.

The 20th Century Fox picture will begin shooting in Budapest in April.

Spy is scheduled for release on May 22, 2015. »

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50 Cent to star in comedy flick 'Spy' opposite Melissa McCarthy

2 April 2014 2:49 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, April 2: Curtis Jackson, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, has joined the cast of upcoming action-comedy 'Spy' opposite Melissa McCarthy.

While the 38-year-old rapper will be playing himself in the movie, McCarthy will play a CIA analyst, who goes into the field for the first time along with Jude Law and Jason Statham as spies, the Mirror reported.

'Bridesmaids' director Paul Feig has scripted the flick, which will be produced by Chernin Entertainment and Feigco Entertainment collectively, and will helm it too. (Ani) »

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Melissa McCarthy's Spy Comedy Has a New Name -- and a New Costar

2 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Melissa McCarthy's spy comedy has a new name and a new, unlikely costar.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. rapper 50 Cent, will join "Spy," once known as "Susan Cooper." McCarthy plays Cooper, the titular CIA analyst who heads out into the field for the first time.

It's unclear how Jackson will factor into the plot of the film, but THR reports that the rapper-actor will play himself. According to THR, he joins "Jude Law as a suave super-spy and Jason Statham as an overconfident yet clumsy spy," as well as McCarthy's "Bridesmaids" costar Rose Byrne, British comedienne Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, and Nia Long.

"Spy" is written and directed by "Bridesmaids" helmer Paul Feig, who last directed McCarthy in last year's buddy cop comedy "The Heat." Production is expected to get underway this month in Budapest.

Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Paramount International »

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50 Cent Cast in Melissa McCarthy’s Spy

1 April 2014 10:41 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When it comes to career moves, 50 Cent's decision to join the Melissa McCarthy/Jason Statham movie Spy is second only to buying all that Vitamin Water stock way back when. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rapper will be playing himself in the upcoming Paul Feig comedy, which makes sense, seeing as how the actual 50 Cent has almost certainly gotten into a slap fight with Jude Law, tumbled down three flights of stairs, and/or lost the seat of his pants to CIA attack dogs at some point or another. »

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Casting: Panjabi, Jackson, Basso, Whitaker

1 April 2014 7:48 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

San Andreas 3D

Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife") has joined Brad Peyton's action thriller "San Andreas" starring Dwayne Johnson. Panjabi will play Serena, a reporter doing an investigation on the disaster.

Johnson plays a rescue worker trying to save his ex-wife and daughter during the largest earthquake in California history. [Source: Deadline]

Spy

Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson has joined the cast of Paul Feig's spy comedy "Spy" starring Melissa McCarthy as a CIA analyst who goes into the field for the first time. Jackson will play himself.

Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long also star. Filming begins this month in Budapest. [Source: THR]

Southpaw

Gabriel Basso ("The Kings of Summer") has scored a lead role in Courtney Hunt's courtroom drama "The Whole Truth". Filming begins April 14th in Boston.

Daniel Craig plays a skilled defense attorney who fights to get his conflicted and emotionally »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Brad Pitt to star in WWII romantic thriller; plus 50 Cent, Meryl Streep, more

1 April 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave) is in early talks to star in an untitled World War II romantic thriller from Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight. No director or distributor is attached yet. Graham King’s Gk Films will produce. [Deadline] 

Meryl Streep (August: Osage Country) will star as a rock-and-roll-loving mama in Rick and the Flash, written by Diablo Cody (Juno). Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) will direct the film, which finds Streep’s character reconciling with her estranged daughter. TriStar Productions will finance and distribute the movie, with shooting beginning in the fall. [Deadline]

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50 Cent Joins Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham in 'Spy'

1 April 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent has joined the growing cast of 20th Century Fox's upcoming comedy Spy, playing himself. It isn't quite clear how he will fit into the story line at this time.

Melissa McCarthy stars in the project, which at one point was entitled Susan Cooper, as a CIA analyst who heads out into the field for the first time. We reported last week that she takes on this first assignment to find out who is behind the death of her colleague and lover (Jude Law), with Jason Statham portraying an overconfident yet incompetent secret agent. Bobby Cannavale plays a villainous Italian playboy, with Rose Byrne, Nia Long and Miranda Hart co-starring in unspecified roles.

Paul Feig is directing from his own original screenplay and producing alongside his Feigco Entertainment producing partner Jesse Henderson and Chernin Entertainment's Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping. Production is scheduled to begin later this month in Budapest. »

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50 Cent Joins Nia Long In Fox's Action Comedy 'Spy' To Be Directed By Paul Feig

1 April 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins the previously cast Nia Long in Fox's action comedy Spy, which will be directed by Paul Feig (The HeatBridesmaids).Starring Melissa McCarthy, the film centers on a novice CIA analyst (played by Melissa McCarthy) who goes out into the field for the first time, to track down the person responsible for the death of her lover, played by Jude Law. 50 Cent will be playing himself in the film, while Long will play the role of a top CIA official. Also on board are Jason Statham (who will play an “overconfident yet clumsy spy”), Rose Byrne, British »

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50 Cent Joins Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy' (Exclusive)

1 April 2014 2:40 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has joined the cast of Spy, Paul Feig's spy comedy starring Melissa McCarthy. The movie, which at one point was titled Susan Cooper, centers on a CIA analyst, played by McCarthy, who goes into the field for the first time. The cast also includes Jude Law as a suave superspy and Jason Statham as an overconfident yet clumsy spy. Also in the cast are Rose Byrne, British comedienne Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long. It is unclear how Jackson figures into the plot, but he will play himself. Feig will direct the film from a

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50 Cent Set to Spy Opposite Melissa McCarthy

1 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson will be playing himself opposite Melissa McCarthy in writer/director Paul Feig's upcoming comedy actioner Spy (formerly titled Susan Cooper ). The Hollywood Reporter has the news, bringing word that the musician-turned-actor will appear opposite Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long. First announced shortly after the successful opening of their The Heat , Spy marks the third big screen team-up for Feig and McCarthy. In addition to The Heat , the pair worked together on 2011's Bridesmaids , which grossed more than $288 million worldwide. Feig wrote the script, which is said not to be a spoof, and will produce through his first look deal at Fox with Feigco Entertainment banner »

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Nia Long And Bobby Cannavale Circling Paul Feig’s Spy

31 March 2014 2:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you were wondering what your favourite comedy of 2015 is going to be, ponder no more. We were already excited about the prospect of Melissa McCarthy re-teaming with her director from Bridesmaids and The Heat, but now their new film Spy (previously known as Susan Cooper) has begun to expand its cast list, and it is shaping up to potentially be an extraordinary giggle-fest.

The film centres around CIA Analyst Susan Cooper (McCarthy), who heads into the field to find the person that killed her lover – a suave super-spy (played by Jude Law). Bobby Cannavale (previously seen in Nurse Jackie, and soon to be seen in Jon Favreau’s Chef) is in talks to join the film as a villainous playboy, while Nia Long (House Of Lies) is circling the role of a CIA head. They would join the wider cast that so far comprises Jason Statham, Rose Byrne and Miranda Hart. »

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Miranda Hart On For Paul Feig's Latest

30 March 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Paul Feig’s latest collaboration with his Bridesmaids/Heat star Melissa McCarthy appears to have ditched the name Susan Cooper right as it kicks off shooting, and will now either be called Spy (as per last week’s CinemaCon presentation) or the less catchy Untitled Spy Comedy. But while the film looks for a new moniker, it does have another talented funny person aboard, recruiting Miranda Hart’s services.The new film will see McCarthy star in an unorthodox take on espionage agents, bringing her own energy to the sort of role usually played by Daniel Craig or Tom Cruise. And Feig has surrounded her with some prime British and Australian talent, as Jason Statham, Jude Law and Rose Byrne are all aboard reading for cameras to start rolling this week.Feig wrote the script and seems excited to work with the Miranda/Call The Midwife star. "I’ve been »

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Nia Long Joins Cast Of Action Comedy 'Spy'

30 March 2014 6:08 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Nia Long has been added to the cast of the Fox action comedy Spy, which will be directed by Paul Feig (The Heat, Bridesmaids).Toplined by Melissa McCarthy, the film deals with a CIA analyst who goes into the field to track down the person responsible for the death of her lover, to be played by Jude Law. Long will play the role of a top CIA official in the film.On board as well are Jason Statham (who will play an “overconfident yet clumsy spy”), Rose Byrne, British comedienne Miranda Hart, and Bobby Cannavale, who will be one of the villains in the film, a rich Italian playboy. »

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Casting: Chiklis, Delaney, Wilkinson, Long

29 March 2014 11:36 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

American Horror Story: Freak Show

Michael Chiklis is joining the cast of FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show," the fourth season of their anthology series. Chiklis will be playing the father to Evan Peters' character and ex-husband to Kathy Bates' character.

Set in Florida 1950, Jessica Lange plays a German ex-Pat managing one of the last remaining freak shows in the country. Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Denis O'Hare and Emma Roberts also star. [Source: The Live Feed]

Hand of God

Dana Delany has been cast as the lead role in Amazon Studios' pilot "Hand of God." Marc Foster will direct from a script by Ben Watkins with filming to begin in April.

Delany will play Crystal Harris, the protective wife of Judge Pernell (Ron Perlman) who has a high-end call girl on the side. He then experiences a religious awakening when he suspects that God is speaking to him through his ventilator-bound son. »

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Bobby Cannavale, Nia Long in talks to join Melissa McCarthy in Spy

29 March 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long have entered talks for Spy.

The pair are in negotiations to star alongside Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's action comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Directed and penned by Feig, Spy follows McCarthy as a CIA analyst trying to find the person responsible for the death of her lover.

Cannavale is in talks to play the villain, an Italian playboy, while Long would play a CIA head.

Spy, previously titled Susan Cooper, will also star Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne and Miranda Hart.

Law will play McCarthy's lover, a super-suave spy, while Statham will appear as "an overconfident yet clumsy spy".

McCarthy and Feig previously worked together in the cop buddy comedy The Heat with Sandra Bullock. He also directed Bridesmaids, which starred McCarthy and Byrne.

Watch a trailer for The Heat below: »

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Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long Join Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy'

28 March 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long are in negotiations to star in the upcoming comedy Spy, which was formerly known as Susan Cooper.

Melissa McCarthy stars as a female secret agent, who heads into the field to find whoever is responsible for the death of her lover and colleague (Jude Law). Jason Statham also stars as an overconfident but bungling spy, with Rose Byrne and British comedienne Miranda Hart starring in unspecified roles. Bobby Cannavale is portraying a villainous Italian playboy, while Nia Long is set to play one of the heads of the CIA.

Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) is directing from his own original screenplay and producing alongside his FeigCo Entertainment partner Jesse Henderson and Chernin Entertainment's Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping. No production schedule was given.

Bobby Cannavale most recently starred in Lovelace and HBO's Boardwalk Empire, and he will next be seen in Chef and Annie. »

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Mel Gibson in Talks to Star in Blood Father; Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long in Negotiations to Join Spy, Formerly Titled Susan Cooper

28 March 2014 5:53 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Here's some more casting news to finish up your work week: Mel Gibson is in talks to star in Mesrine director Jean-Francois Richet's Blood Father. Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long are in negotiations to Paul Feig's Spy, the comedy starring Melissa McCarthy that was formerly titled Susan Cooper. Hit the jump for more on both pictures. First up from Deadline is news that Gibson is in in talks to star in the action-thriller, Blood Father.  Scripted by Peter Craig (The Town), it’s about "an ex-con who reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her." The film will begin production in New Mexico this May.  Why Not Productions and Chris Briggs are putting this picture on the fast track, but currently, there's no U.S.-distribution in place. THR has word that Cannavale and Long are negotiating »

- Dave Trumbore

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Casting Net: Peter Dinklage may team up with Adam Sandler; Plus, Mel Gibson, more

28 March 2014 5:34 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is in final talks to join the Adam Sandler comedy Pixels, about aliens versed in only 1980s video games who appropriate those strategies for their attack on Earth. A group of video game experts are called upon to defeat the threat. Chris Columbus is directing the pic. Josh Gad and Kevin James also star. [The Wrap]

Mel Gibson is in talks to star in Blood Father, which the report describes as a “Taken-style action thriller.” The film is about an ex-con who is trying to protect his 16-year-old daughter from drug dealers who are out to kill her. »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Bobby Cannavale, Nia Long in Talks to Join 'Spy'

28 March 2014 3:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long are in negotiations to join the cast of Spy, the Melissa McCarthy action comedy Paul Feig is directing for Fox. McCarthy is starring in the movie, which at one point was titled Susan Cooper and centers on a CIA analyst who goes into the field to find the person responsible for the death of her lover. Jude Law is already on board as that lover, a suave super-spy, while Jason Statham will play an overconfident yet clumsy spy. Also in the cast are Rose Byrne and British comedienne Miranda Hart. Photos: 35 of 2014's

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Bobby Cannavale to Join Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne in ‘Spy’ Comedy (Exclusive)

28 March 2014 3:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Boardwalk Empire” star Bobby Cannavale is in negotiations to join Melissa McCarthy and real-life girlfriend Rose Byrne in Paul Feig's new comedy “Spy,” TheWrap has learned. 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment, which previously teamed on Feig's “The Heat,” hope “Spy” will launch a franchise about a female James Bond-type, as played by McCarthy. The film co-stars Jude Law, Jason Statham and Miranda Hart. While Cannavale hasn't signed on to play a villainous Italian playboy just yet, »

- Jeff Sneider

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