Melissa McCarthy in Talks to Join Paul Feig's 'Susan Cooper'

Melissa McCarthy Paul Feig - P 2013
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Melissa McCarthy Paul Feig - P 2013

The actress starred in the director's other comedies, "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat."

It looks like Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig want to re-create the magic that led to the major success of Bridesmaids and The Heat.

The actress is in talks to star in Feig's next film, the spy comedy Susan Cooper, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

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The 20th Century Fox project, which Feig also wrote, will follow a female James Bond-type character.

Feig also will produce through his Feigco Entertainment banner with Jessie Henderson.

McCarthy starred with Sandra Bullock in Feig's summer female cop comedy, The Heat. The comedy had a strong opening weekend at the box office with a $40 million debut. It marked McCarthy's best opening to date for a lead role -- as well as the best opening ever for Bullock and Feig. The action comedy has earned $155.4 million worldwide to date.

Feig's 2011 comedy Bridesmaids, starring McCarthy with Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, grossed $26 million in its opening weekend and has earned $288.3 million worldwide to date.

McCarthy recently finished shooting Tammy, a comedy she also produced and co-wrote with her husband, Ben Falcone. She's repped by CAA and The Schiff Company.