“Bridesmaids” went from SXSW sensation to box office blockbuster, and the question remains, can director Paul Feig and star Melissa McCarthy do it again? The answer is probably yes. The duo lit up Austin in March with “Spy” — we called it an “undeniably entertaining romp” — and the buzz from numerous advance screenings around the country has been building. Now you can get a little sneak peek at the what’s coming.
The premise of “Spy” is pretty straight-forward. A desk-riding CIA analyst is suddenly thrust into the field and wackiness ensues. Along for the ride is the straight-faced Jason Statham, who plays up his tough guy persona with winning results, and Rose Byrne as the daughter of a Russian villain. But at the center is McCarthy, who does the out-of-her-element thing quite well.
“Spy” opens on June 5th. Watch three clips below and check out some new images.