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Monday 21 April 2014

Feig searching for female Bond

Paul Feig is looking for the right actress to play a female spy

Bridesmaids director Paul Feig has revealed he is on a mission to find the perfect actress to play a female spy in his new movie.

The Freaks And Geeks creator said he's still shopping around for the perfect actress but she will have to meet a lot of requirements.

Speaking on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, California, he said it was an all-consuming project. "I've just finished the first draft of a script. It's a lady version of James Bond that is both funny but real and that's what I'm obsessed with.

"I've got people in mind but I can't tell you who. It needs to be someone who is athletic but funny, a sexiness but realness about them."

Bridesmaids stars Melissa McCarthy and Rebel Wilson both shot to fame after appearing in Paul's female-friendly flick and he wasted no time in casting Melissa again for buddy cop movie The Heat, starting opposite Sandra Bullock.

"We've seen it with Rush Hour and the like for guys so we wanted to make one for ladies and I can't wait for people to see it."

He said the pair hit it off in no time and have become like family.

"They literally became best friends, they still are. Their kids have play dates, Sandra went out trick-or-treating with Melissa's kids last year so even though they play adversaries I had to keep reminding them they don't like each other. They are both serious but like to make each other laugh. There was a lot of cracking each other up."

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