First ‘Spy’ Trailer Turns Melissa McCarthy Into James Bond

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Having grossed over $500 million worldwide between their work on Bridesmaids and The Heat, Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy have joined forces once more for a new action-comedy titled Spy.

I hate to be the guy who says if you’ve seen one Melissa McCarthy film you have more or less seen them all, but Spy looks incredibly familiar. McCarthy stars as an average citizen who, upon taking a job at the CIA, expects to become a world famous spy doing cool things and taking down bad guys. The reality of the situation is that she spends most her time answering phones and helping the real bad-ass spies save the day from the comfort and security of HQ. That is, until a special mission comes up that only she can lead, and quickly our everyday Jane Anybody is transformed into a crime-fighting heroine. Hijinks, profanity, and at least three or four painfully annoying moments ensue. You can view the film’s first trailer below:

I talk a lot of shit, but I think we all know this movie is going to make plenty of money. The supporting cast, which includes Jude Law and the gorgeous Rose Byrne, seem to help keep things fresh while McCarthy delivers her usual display of silliness. Jason Statham, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and Miranda Hart also appear.

The official synopsis reads:

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Spy opens May 22. Comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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