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.