The most fruitful comedy partnership in recent memory might not necessarily be the most obvious – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler; Seth Rogen and James Franco; Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
If you’re then in need of a new Hollywood comedy duo for whom to root now that the halcyon days of The Globes are over and The Interview was largely terrible, consider the recent collaborative venture of Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy, whose impressive body of work so far includes The Heat, Bridesmaids, potentially (almost certainly) Ghostbusters and now Spy – the red band trailer for which you can watch above and the synopsis for which reads as follows:
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 also stars Jason Statham, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, her boo Bobby Cannavale and 50 MF Cent, looks like a fabulous “limp dick unicorn” [that’s a compliment] and is slated for a late May 2015 release.