Paul Feig’s Spy Recruits a Big Hollywood Name

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Writer and Director Paul Feig is a man who likes to direct films with progressively shorter titles. In 2011 he directed the critically acclaimed comedy Bridesmaids, in 2013 he directed The Heat, and his current project, due for release next year, is entitled Spy. Apart from a remake of It, he’s running out of shorter titled films to shoot.

Feig’s attitude towards actors, however, is completely opposite, as he has now hired one of the biggest names in Hollywood (seventeen letters long) to star in Spy, along side Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Jude Law. Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of The Dead, Run Fat Boy Run) has today joined the cast, and although not widely known for his film exploits, he is better known to British audiences for his TV based comedy, starring in programmes such as Spaced and The Peter Serafinowicz Show.

Spy is an action comedy following the espionage abilities of McCarthy, as she deals with the sort of every day action and adventure that the likes of James Bond faces, only not quite as well. Aiding her in her super spy activities are the likes of Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Miranda Hart and 50 Cent.

Feig also wrote the script for Spy, and the film is scheduled for release in the UK on May the 22nd 2015. Just in case you still haven’t heard of Peter Serafinowicz, here’s a clip of his brilliant take of Get Lucky, the smash hit song from Daft Punk.

Christian started writing film reviews at school for a local paper. Since then he has written for BBC Radio 4's Newsjack and The London Film Review. He also writes and presents a comedy show on AbingdonXtra, an Oxfordshire based radio station.