McCarthy to play female James Bond?
Melissa McCarthy is tipped for the lead in upcoming spy comedy Susan Cooper.
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.