Homeland star joins Spy comedy starring Melissa McCarthy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 May 2014
Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin

Homeland's Morena Baccarin has been cast in 'Spy' which will centre on Melissa McCarthy character, a CIA analyst who goes out onto the field for the first time

Homeland's Morena Baccarin has been cast in 'Spy'.

The 34-year-old actress - who was played Jessica Brody in the popular American drama for which she received an Emmy nomination - will star as Karen Walker in director Paul Feig's forthcoming film.

Baccarin joins an A-List cast in the story which centres on 'The Heat' star Melissa McCarthy whose is a CIA analyst that goes into the field for the first time.

Other stars in the line up include Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Bobby Cannavale, Miranda Hart, and Nia Long.

Feig is also producing for his Feigco Entertainment banner alongside Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and Jessie Henderson.

'Spy' has been slated for a Memorial Day 2015 release and filming has already begun in Europe.

Meanwhile, Baccarin - who is married to film producer and director Austin Chick - will next hit the big screen in 'Back in the Day' and lent her voice to the character of Talia al Ghul in 'Son of Batman'.


  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Alison Janney, Jude Law
  • UK release: 5 June 2015

Susan (McCarthy) is a CIA office worker, the support to super-spy Bradley Fine (Law); when disaster strikes, Susan's withering boss Elaine (Janney) sends her into the field. Funny, exciting and genuinely ambitious spy spoof with an appealing performance from McCarthy, and Byrne exceptional as the arrogant villainess.

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