Allison Janney to Join Melissa McCarthy & Jude Law in Paul Feig's SPY

Allison Janney to Join Melissa McCarthy & Jude Law in Paul Feig's SPY

According to Deadline, Allison Janney has signed on to join SPY, starring Melissa McCarthy and written and directed by Paul Feig.

SPY follows a CIA analyst (McCarthy) on the hunt for the person responsible for her lover's death. Jude Law will play the lover -- also a spy -- with Jason Statham as another spy described as "overconfident yet clumsy". Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson and Miranda Hart also star.

Janney will play a high-ranking CIA agent named Elaine Crocker, who's described as "tough but with a biting sense of humor."

SPY is set to hit theaters in Summer 2015.

Janney currently stars in the new CBS/Chuck Lorre sitcom, "Mom," opposite Anna Faris. She also appears in a multi-episode arc on the groundbreaking Showtime drama "Masters of Sex." Her feature, The Way, Way Back with Steve Carell and Toni Collette, is currently in theaters. In addition, Janney has a number of films due for release, including Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely, the Untitled Christian Camargo project with William Hurt and Jean Reno, the Untitled Marc Lawrence/Castle Rock project with Hugh Grant, Trust Me for director/actor Clark Gregg, and Jason Bateman's comedy Bad Words. Her other film credits include: The Help; Juno; Hairspray; Life During Wartime; Sam Mendes' Away We Go; The Hours opposite Meryl Streep; Academy Award winner American Beauty; and voicework in Finding Nemo. On television, Allison won four Emmy Awards for her performance as CJ Cregg on Aaron Sorkin's "The West Wing."

Photo by: Mathieu Young/WB

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