First announced shortly after the successful opening of their The Heat, director Paul Feig and leading lady Melissa McCarthy are planning to re-team for a female-driven spy comedy titled Susan Cooper. Although previous reports suggested that Jason Statham might take the lead opposite McCarthy, The Wrap is now reporting that Jude Law is nearly a lock for the role.
Feig wrote the script, which is said not to be a spoof, with plans to 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.
Susan Cooper would mark the third big screen team-up for Feig and McCarthy. In addition to the The Heat, the pair worked together on 2011's Bridesmaids, which grossed more than $288 million worldwide.
Statham, who starred earlier this year in Parker and who cameoed in Furious Six, has two major franchise sequels planned for 2014 with The Expendables 3 and Fast & Furious 7.