McCarthy's reached that level of comedic stardom where a whole project can be based on the simplest concept like, say, "Melissa McCarthy as a spy" and it's pretty much a sure thing, particularly since it reunites her with writer-director Paul Feig, the director behind monster hits Bridesmaids and The Heat.
Of course, Spy is something of a footnote before it's even hit theaters, since Feig and McCarthy's next joint is next summer's Ghostbusters reboot in which the Mike & Molly star straps on a proton pack alongside Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon.
But let's disregard paranormal extermination for a minute. Formerly titled Susan Cooper, Spy stars McCarthy as, you guessed it, Susan Cooper, the best analyst in the CIA. After years doing unheralded work at her desk, Cooper finally gets her chance at proper espionage when her assigned field agent goes missing and a top agent goes missing. Untested in the field, Cooper must infiltrate a dangerous global arms ring and locate a nuke before it becomes the main ingredient in a global disaster.
This trailer is clean as a whistle, but Spy is absolutely R-rated. It is, in fact, crammed full of creative obscenity from McCarthy and company.
As you probably noticed, Spy has a pretty outstanding cast. Obviously, McCarthy is the big draw here, but Feig has surrounded here with ringers like Rose Byrne as the villain, Jason Statham and Jude Law as all-star secret agents, and Allison Janney as Cooper's CIA handler.
That's not all, either. The cast also includes Bobby Cannavale, Morena Baccarin, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Will Yun Lee, Peter Serafinowicz, and Zach Woods.
Having proven with their last two collaborations that they can hold their own against the biggest blockbusters of summer, Feig and McCarthy are at it again: Spy opens nationwide on June 5th, the very same day as Insidious: Chapter 3 and the Entourage movie.
Here's a new poster, courtesy of 20th Century Fox: