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50 Cent will join Melissa McCarthy in Spy.
It is yet to be revealed how 50 Cent will figure in the plot.
The 20th Century Fox picture will begin shooting in Budapest in April.
Spy is scheduled for release on May 22, 2015. »
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.
- Diksha Singh
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.
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- Katie Roberts
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. »
- Halle Kiefer
San Andreas 3D
Johnson plays a rescue worker trying to save his ex-wife and daughter during the largest earthquake in California history. [Source: Deadline]
Daniel Craig plays a skilled defense attorney who fights to get his conflicted and emotionally »
- Garth Franklin
• 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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- EW staff
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. »
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 Heat, Bridesmaids).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 »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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
- Borys Kit
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 »
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. »
- Sarah Myles
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 »
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. »
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
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. »
- Garth Franklin
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.
Law will play McCarthy's lover, a super-suave spy, while Statham will appear as "an overconfident yet clumsy spy".
Watch a trailer for The Heat below: »
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.
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
• 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
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
- Borys Kit
“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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