Comedienne and Call the Midwife star Miranda Hart has landed a role in a new spy comedy that will see her appear alongside Jude Law, Jason Statham, Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne.
According to reports, the as-yet-untitled espionage farce is being made by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, who also wrote the script and will be producing the film.
Feig told Deadline: “I’ve been a fan of Miranda’s for years and am so excited to bring her to the big screen,”, adding, “I’m also hoping I’ll finally get back that lawnmower I loaned her last summer.”
The actress rose to fame following the success of her hugely popular self-written sitcom Miranda and appearances on Not Going Out. She has become a fixture on British television and has been nominated for four Bafta and three Comedy Awards.
She is currently touring My, What I Call, Live Show around the country.
Speaking about her new role, Hart said: “I am beyond excited to work with Paul who I am a huge huge fan of.
“And it will be nothing less than a hoot to work with Melissa McCarthy. By the end of the film I plan to have married Jude Law and have Melissa as our adopted daughter,” she added.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Law will play a ‘suave, super-spy’, while Statham will be making the pratfalls as an ‘overconfident yet clumsy’ agent.
Hart is best known for her television work but she has a number of film credits including The Infidel and Gangsta Granny.
Filming will start on Monday in Budapest with planned release for May 2015.