First announced last month, shortly after the successful opening of his The Heat, Paul Feig has plans for a female-driven spy comedy titled Susan Cooper. Today, The Wrap reports that Melissa McCarthy is close to taking on the lead 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.