Spy (2015 film)

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Spy
Directed by Paul Feig
Produced by Paul Feig
Shawn Levy
Jessie Henderson
Peter Chernin
Jenno Topping
Written by Paul Feig
Starring Melissa McCarthy
Rose Byrne
Jason Statham
Jude Law
Miranda Hart
Nargis Fakhri
Music by Theodore Shapiro
Cinematography Robert Yeoman
Edited by Dean Zimmerman
Don Zimmerman
Production
company
Feigco Entertainment
Chernin Entertainment
21 Laps Entertainment
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • May 22, 2015 (2015-05-22) (United States)
Country United States
Language English

Spy is an upcoming American action comedy film directed and written by Paul Feig.[1] The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Miranda Hart and Nargis Fakhri. The film is scheduled for a May 22, 2015 release.[2]

Principal photography of the film began on March 31, 2014 in Budapest. The film is produced by Feigco Entertainment and Chernin Entertainment, while 20th Century Fox will distribute the film.

Plot[edit]

The misadventures of secret agent Susan Cooper.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On June 18, 2013, it was announced that Paul Feig was developing Susan Cooper, a female spy comedy movie, for 20th Century Fox. Feig plans to write and direct the film, and was looking for a leading lady.[1] On November 12, 2013, Fox announced a film release date of May 22, 2015.[2] On March 28, 2014, the film's title was changed to Spy.[9] Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping will also produce the film with Chernin Entertainment banner.[15]

Casting[edit]

On July 25, 2013, it was confirmed that Melissa McCarthy was in negotiations to play the title role of Susan Cooper, a female comic version of James Bond.[3] On October 17, Rose Byrne also joined the cast of the film.[4] On October 21, it was reported that Jason Statham met with Feig to begin talks about joining the cast;[17] he would later join on February 26, 2014.[5]

On March 6, 2014, it was reported that actor Jude Law was in final talks to join the cast of the film.[6] On March 12, it was revealed that Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri would make her Hollywood debut with the spy comedy film, she will play a secret agent.[8] On March 28, Miranda Hart also signed on to star in the spy comedy film,[7] while Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long were in final talks to join.[9] McCarthy will play Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who goes into the field to find the person responsible for the death of her lover, a suave super-spy which Law is portraying. Statham will play an overconfident yet clumsy spy, Cannavale will be a villain, an Italian playboy, while Long will play one of the heads of the CIA.[9] On April 1, 50 Cent joined the cast of the film, and will play himself.[15] On April 24, Feig confirmed the role of Fakhri and also added two more comic actors Peter Serafinowicz and Björn Gustafsson.[10] On April 30, both Morena Baccarin and Allison Janney joined the cast of the film, Baccarin will play one of the agency’s top deadly spies,[11] while Janney will play top CIA agent Elaine Crocker.[12] On May 2, Zach Woods joined the cast of the film.[13] On May 29, Jessica Chaffin was added to the cast of the film.[14]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography and production began on March 31, 2014, in Budapest, Hungary.[7][18] On May 27, the filming was yet underway in Budapest and it was about to wrap up soon.[19]

Release[edit]

The film is scheduled to be released on May 22, 2015, by 20th Century Fox.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (18 June 2013). "Paul Feig Developing Female James Bond Comedy 'Susan Cooper'". thewrap.com. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Ford, Rebecca (12 November 2013). "Fox Shifts 'Fantastic Four' Reboot to Summer 2015, Dates Paul Feig's 'Susan Cooper'". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b McNary, Dave (25 July 2013). "Melissa McCarthy May Play Female James Bond in Comedy". variety.com. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (17 October 2013). "‘Bridesmaids’ Reunion: Rose Byrne to Join Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig’s Spy Comedy". thewrap.com. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (26 February 2014). "Jason Statham to Join Melissa McCarthy in Fox’s ‘Susan Cooper’". variety.com. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (6 March 2014). "Jude Law Nearing Deal to Join Melissa McCarthy's Spy Comedy ‘Susan Cooper’". thewrap.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Fleming Jr, Mike (28 March 2014). "Paul Feig Taps Miranda Hart For Female Spy Comedy". deadline.com. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Qazi, Umer (12 March 2014). "Nargis Fakhri to appear in Hollywood film featuring Jason Statham". brecorder.com. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d e Kit, Borys (28 March 2014). "Bobby Cannavale, Nia Long in Talks to Join 'Spy'". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c Fleming Jr, Mike (24 April 2014). "Paul Feig Taps Offshore Talent For Melissa McCarthy Spy Tale". deadline.com. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Kit, Borys (30 April 2014). "'Homeland' Actress Morena Baccarin Joins Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy'". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Patten, Dominic (30 April 2014). "Allison Janney Joins Powerhouse Cast Of Paul Feig’s ‘Spy’". deadline.com. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Zach Woods Cast In ‘Spy’". deadline.com. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b Ford, Rebecca (29 May 2014). "'New Girl' Actress Joins Paul Feig's 'Spy'". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c Kit, Borys (1 April 2014). "50 Cent Joins Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy'". Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  16. ^ Verka hits Hollywood in «SPY» movie with Melissa McCarthy.
  17. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (21 October 2013). "Jason Statham Eyes Spy Role With Melissa McCarthy In Fox Comedy ‘Susan Cooper’". deadline.com. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "ON THE SET FOR 3/31/14: PAUL FEIG AND MELISSA MCCARTHY START ‘SPY’ AND MICHAEL FASSBENDER WRAPS ‘MACBETH’". studiosystemnews.com. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  19. ^ Kauri (27 May 2014). "Melissa McCarthy Movie ‘Spy’ filming in Budapest". onlocationvacations.com. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 

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