“Firefly,” “V” and “Homeland” star Morena Baccarin is set to join Melissa McCarthy for writer/director Paul Feig’s upcoming comedy actioner Spy. The Hollywood Reporter has the news, bringing word that Baccarin will play a top-level spy opposite Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Nia Long, Allison Janney and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
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 along with the company’s new executive VP Jessie Henderson and Fox’s Daria Cercek overseeing.
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