Back in May, Variety took a trip to Budapest, Hungary and sat down with actress Melissa McCarthy for an exclusive interview about her upcoming projects. One of them happens to be the Paul Feig directed action-comedy “Spy,” coming out on May 22, 2015, that has her team up with Jason Statham.
McCarthy was in Budapest filming this Paul Feig action comedy from Twentieth Century Fox, where she plays a female super agent reminiscent of “Alias” (she dons five different wigs throughout the film). McCarthy did most of her stunts, including a scene where she hangs from a helicopter with Jason Statham. “I’ve thrown my neck out and my back out,” McCarthy says. “My hands are swollen. I have big bruises everywhere.” She’s also took a few tumbles while running through the streets of Budapest in heels. “Damn you, Feig!” McCarthy jokes of her frequent director collaborator, who she worked with on “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat.” She explains that the two are on the same comedy wavelength: “He’s one of the funniest human beings I’ve ever met in my life,” McCarthy says. And Feig wanted Falcone to appear in a cameo (like he did in “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat”), since he believes the actor is his good luck charm. Falcone plays an American tourist, asking for directions to a Popeyes. “She’s about to get into a major spy fight,” Falcone says. “I’m just an idiot.” The film opens on May 22, 2015.
A few days ago, director Paul Feig shared a few “Spy” updates via his official Twitter.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 20, 2014
This was my view of Rome watching the World Cup yesterday as we were shooting some footage for Spy. pic.twitter.com/eyNke34VA4
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 25, 2014
We are already looking forward to learn more about this project and can’t wait to see our favorite Brit back in a comedy again.