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Melissa McCarthy in talks to play a lady spy in Paul Feig's next movie

With Sandra Bullock saying she "can't imagine" doing a sequel to The Heat, Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy have reportedly moved on to another project. McCarthy is in early talks to star in Feig’s new female spy movie, Susan Cooper. The movie’s said to be a realistic comedy about a James Bond-like agent who also just happens to be a woman, and is, naturally, reportedly being developed as a potential franchise. Feig wrote the script and will produce.

The Wrap says an offer is already out to McCarthy, but a firm deal is still being negotiated—especially since shooting would have to line up with the actress’ role on CBS’ Mike & Molly, a show that most people don’t even remember she’s on anymore. McCarthy is also currently shooting St. Vincent De Van Nuys with Bill Murray and just wrapped Tammy, which she co-wrote and produced with her husband, Ben Falcone. 

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