Paul Feig Talks ‘Spy,’ ‘Ghostbusters,’ and Melissa McCarthy

Paul Feig Interview on Spy and Ghostbusters
Paul Feig and Curtis 50 Cent Jackson at the 2015 CinemaCon (Photo © Rebecca Murray)

Director Paul Feig was named the Comedy Filmmaker of the Year at the 2015 CinemaCon in Vegas and before accepting his award during the Big Screen Achievement Awards Ceremony at Caesars Palace, he spent a few minutes fielding questions during a press conference. Feig has the 20th Century Fox action comedy Spy heading to theaters on June 5th and during the press conference he discussed why the film shouldn’t be called a spy movie parody. He also talked about reuniting with Melissa McCarthy who he directed in Bridesmaids and The Heat, and why now is the right time for a female Ghostbusters movie.

The Spy Plot:

Susan Cooper (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.

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