Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy have proven to be a formidable duo if their history together (Bridesmaids, The Heat) are any indication. While The Heat wasn’t all too hot, Bridesmaids helped destroy the notion that women aren’t funny and helped elevate McCarthy to the position she’s in right now. Whereas The Heat saw McCarthy in a buddy cop comedy, the pair’s latest, Spy, finds her the actress in a more suitable, if uncomfortable, position.
McCarthy stars as a desk agent (and the CIA’s top analyst) who must enter the field after one of their agents is compromised. Starting alongside McCarthy are Rose Byrne (Neighbors), Jason Statham (Fast and Furious 7), and Jude Law.
Spy will be in theaters on May 22nd. You can read the film’s official synopsis below.
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.