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Jason Statham joins Melissa McCarthy in Susan Cooper

Feb. 27, 2014by: Eric Walkuski

Melissa McCarthy has quickly made a name for herself as the go-to comedienne for odd-couple comedies, but her latest project sees her teamed up with a most unusual co-star: Jason Statham. Variety has confirmed that Statham has signed on for SUSAN COOPER, McCarthy's third collaboration with director Paul Feig (who directed her in BRIDESMAIDS and THE HEAT).

Statham has been rumored to be attached to the film for a few months, but today his involvement appears official. McCarthy and Statham. Who would have thunk it?

SUSAN COOPER revolves around an unlikely spy (McCarthy) who is paired up with another spy (Statham). I'm guessing they don't see eye to eye at first, but eventually forge a grudging admiration and affection for one another.

McCarthy's BRIDESMAIDS co-star Rose Byrne is also set to appear in SUSAN COOPER, which hits theaters in May 2015, only one month after Statham plays the baddie in FAST AND FURIOUS 7.

Extra Tidbit: Does this collaboration have promise in your eyes?
Source: Variety

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12:06PM on 02/28/2014

So crazy it could work!

This is so nuts. Stathem hasn't really been a comedy guy and I think MC is the perfect leading lady to introduce him to the field.
This is so nuts. Stathem hasn't really been a comedy guy and I think MC is the perfect leading lady to introduce him to the field.
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3:52AM on 02/28/2014
Not sure about this, but it is good news that The Stath is trying other Genres, we know he can do comedies, in Lock Stock & especially Snatch he proved this, should be interesting.
Not sure about this, but it is good news that The Stath is trying other Genres, we know he can do comedies, in Lock Stock & especially Snatch he proved this, should be interesting.
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2:39AM on 02/28/2014
That's gonna be one awkward sex scene.
That's gonna be one awkward sex scene.
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11:29PM on 02/27/2014
If done right this could work out like the first (WITH EMPHASIS ON THE 'FIRST') Rush Hour movie or it could go to sh!t like Chris Rock's pairing with Anthony Hopkins in Bad Company where each actor seemed confused about what kind movie they were making.
Like most people have pointed out Jason can be a funny guy and not afraid to poke fun at himself, remember Crank and its sequel?
If done right this could work out like the first (WITH EMPHASIS ON THE 'FIRST') Rush Hour movie or it could go to sh!t like Chris Rock's pairing with Anthony Hopkins in Bad Company where each actor seemed confused about what kind movie they were making.
Like most people have pointed out Jason can be a funny guy and not afraid to poke fun at himself, remember Crank and its sequel?
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11:10PM on 02/27/2014
This sounds terrible. Just terrible.
This sounds terrible. Just terrible.
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10:57PM on 02/27/2014
Statham can be funny, she can not
Statham can be funny, she can not
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7:22PM on 02/27/2014

Get outta there Jason

Run while you can. McCarthy is not funny and flat out obnoxious
Run while you can. McCarthy is not funny and flat out obnoxious
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6:04PM on 02/27/2014
Statham can be really funny. The Italian Job is still one of my favourite roles of his.
Statham can be really funny. The Italian Job is still one of my favourite roles of his.
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5:28PM on 02/27/2014
Its my dream to see Jason Stathom in comedy/Action-comedy films like Arnold Schwarznegger.not a big fan of Melissa McCarthy's F-bombs humour.anyway,i would look forward to it.expecting the premise to be like 'Fatass with Badass' buddy-cop film like 21 Jump street.i would hate it if they reveal that Statham is the actual villain.
Its my dream to see Jason Stathom in comedy/Action-comedy films like Arnold Schwarznegger.not a big fan of Melissa McCarthy's F-bombs humour.anyway,i would look forward to it.expecting the premise to be like 'Fatass with Badass' buddy-cop film like 21 Jump street.i would hate it if they reveal that Statham is the actual villain.
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5:12PM on 02/27/2014
I'M laughing already
I'M laughing already
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4:18PM on 02/27/2014
id love to see jason statham do comedies
id love to see jason statham do comedies
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4:01PM on 02/27/2014
I could see it being The Other Guys. I could see it being Cop Out too though. I think Statham is a better sport than Bruce Willis so I'm hoping for an Other Guys situation
I could see it being The Other Guys. I could see it being Cop Out too though. I think Statham is a better sport than Bruce Willis so I'm hoping for an Other Guys situation
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3:58PM on 02/27/2014

love Statham, hate McCarthy

just can't stand her. Find her totally unfunny and annoying at times. However as much as I love Statham's action movies I'm super excited to see him play around in a different genre, so I'll definitely be seeing this. Just hope McCarthy is bearable.
just can't stand her. Find her totally unfunny and annoying at times. However as much as I love Statham's action movies I'm super excited to see him play around in a different genre, so I'll definitely be seeing this. Just hope McCarthy is bearable.
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