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Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig Is Creating A Female James Bond

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The good news is, we might see a female James Bond-type character soon. The bad news is, it’s going to be a comedy and probably won’t spawn twenty or so films. 

Ok, so a female spy comedy isn’t really bad, and seeing as how it’s being spearheaded by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, I’m pretty hopeful. It’s just, when I hear “female James Bond” I get to imagining some really kick ass things. Anyway, I still think this is a fun concept.

“With ‘The Heat’ hitting the big screen on June 28, director Paul Feig is ramping up development on a female spy movie titled “Susan Cooper” that he hopes will become a franchise for 20th Century Fox,” says TheWrap. “‘Bridesmaids’ director Feig is currently searching for a leading lady to star in ‘Susan Cooper,’ which will be a realistic comedy about a female James Bond, rather than a parody along the lines of ‘Get Smart or ‘Johnny English.'”

They also describe the film as having two leads, much like The Heat, but doesn’t specify if both will be women. What do you think of this idea?

(via TheWrap)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."