50 Cent Joins Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy' (Exclusive)

50 Cent Noah Premiere Arrivals - P 2014
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50 Cent Noah Premiere Arrivals - P 2014

Paul Feig wrote the script and is directing the action comedy.

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has joined the cast of Spy, Paul Feig's spy comedy starring Melissa McCarthy.

The movie, which at one point was titled Susan Cooper, centers on a CIA analyst, played by McCarthy, who goes into the field for the first time.

The cast also includes Jude Law as a suave superspy and Jason Statham as an overconfident yet clumsy spy. Also in the cast are Rose Byrne, British comedienne Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long.

It is unclear how Jackson figures into the plot, but he will play himself.

Feig will direct the film from a script he wrote. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing via their Chernin Entertainment banner along with Feig and Jessie Henderson via their Feigco Entertainment banner. 

The movie will shoot in April in Budapest.

Jackson appeared in last year’s Escape Plan with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger and just wrapped The Prince, a crime picture starring Bruce Willis and John Cusack. He is repped by CAA.