Jason Statham in Talks to Play Melissa McCarthy’s Straight Man
ByJesse David Fox,
a Vulture writer and host of Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Jason Statham attends the UK premiere of ‘Hummingbird’ at The Odeon West End on June 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Photo: Dave J Hogan/Getty
Deadline reports that Jason Statham is in talks to join Susan Cooper, Paul Feig’s comedic James Bond movie. The film will star Melissa McCarthy, in her third picture with Feig after Bridesmaids and The Heat, as the titular spy. Statham would play a spy on McCarthy’s side. Can’t wait for her to snap his Spanx.