The Bridesmaids actress has already been offered the role of the James Bond-style female agent, reported The Wrap.
Her team is currently working out the details of a deal.
The movie is said to be a "realistic comedy" about a female spy and it is being developed as a potential franchise.
It will be directed by Paul Feig, who Melissa previously worked with on hit films Bridesmaids and The Heat.
COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? email@example.com
You long for a change. Getting a new image or adding fashionable items to your wardrobe will certainly help fulfil your need. Don't hesitate to splash out on your appearance. When you look good, you feel good. It will be easy to attract admirers when you radiate confidence. If you're looking for love, you could find it with a bold adventurer who likes to travel a lot. Do you have a partner? You will both benefit from a short trip out of town and a change of scene.More