Bridesmaids' director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig is on the record as being a fan of British comediennes Sue Perkins and Miranda Hart. For what it's worth, I second those emotions. They're both very funny.
I don't know if Perkins is in with a shot at appearing in Feig's new picture, Susan Cooper, but it'd certainly be nice. I do know, however, that he's tapped Hart for a key role.
Should the deal make – and I expect it will – Hart's character, Nancy, is going to be a support agent to Melissa McCarthy's spy, the Susan Cooper of the title.
It seems like she's going to be playing a character who's rather comparable to Benji, the hacker type that Simon Pegg plays in the Mission: Impossible films.
Later in the story, though, she will see some action. And if I know Miranda, that probably means falling flat on her face or running around with her skirt tucked into her knickers.
In a good way. It can be funny.
Susan Cooper starts filming in the new year. Feig's ambition is to make a comedy film that isn't a spoof.