You know, I wasn't really excited about this movie at all, until I saw this trailer. It's like we've finally got that big screen adaptation of Alias, except Melissa McCarthy is playing Jennifer Garner's part. I...don't hate it. Writer/director Paul Feig's (Bridesmaids) SPY looks to be very Miss Congeniality meets Alias, more specifically, will likely be the vehicle used to propel McCarthy as a bonafide action star, in preparation for her rumored role in Feig's upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters.
More on the film:
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.
Kinda love that McCarthy is the top billed actor in a movie that also has Jason Statham and Jude Law (as well as Rose Byrne and Allison Janney). And she gets to say lines like this: "I'm the person that's gonna cut your d--k off and glue it to your forehead so you look like a limp d--k unicorn." Aaand scene.
Watch the trailer:
SPY is in theaters May 22nd. Thoughts?
P.S. Melissa McCarthy just officially joined Twitter this week, so follow her here.