‘Spy’ Clip: Melissa McCarthy Saves Jude Law’s Adorable Butt
If you’re feeling a bit burned by the mediocrity of Hot Pursuit, may we direct you toward Paul Feig’s Spy — another female-driven summer movie, but one that’s actually hilarious and fun. A new clip from the upcoming action comedy has arrived online to show you how Melissa McCarthy gets the job done.
In the above clip, McCarthy’s Susan Cooper guides her partner, Agent Fine, through a dangerous mission with explosive results. You get a good sense of the vibe of Spy with this snippet of a scene — Law’s charm, McCarthy’s competency as a CIA analyst who’s stuck behind a desk directing the mission rather than engaging in it, and a good helping of action. What you don’t get in this new clip is the scene-stealing Jason Statham, who trades on his action persona to deliver some of the best comedy in the film.
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.