Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a desk bound CIA analyst guiding her partner Agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law) on a mission to Bulgaria from the CIA office in the US. Fine accidentally kills his target without finding the suitcase nuke bomb. Meanwhile, the agency learns that the target’s daughter Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne) might know the location of her father’s device, so they send Fine to infiltrate her home. However, Fine is shot dead by Rayna, who knows the identities of all the agency’s top agents, including Fine and Rick Ford (Jason Statham). Susan volunteers to become a field agent, and her boss, Elaine Crocker (Allison Janney), agrees. Ford quits in disgust over Susan being chosen for the assignment.
Susan is sent to Paris to spy on Sergio De Luca (Bobby Cannavale). Ford appears also, and she sees an assassin working for De Luca, and one of his contacts (Nargis Fakhri), exchanging Ford’s bag for a bomb. Susan warns Ford, then she follows the assassin, but he is killed during a fight with Susan. Susan follows De Luca to Rome, where she meets her contact Aldo (Peter Serafinowicz), a suave Italian informant who makes inappropriate advances towards Susan. Susan meets Rayna in a casino, and after successfully preventing Rayna’s assassination, she becomes part of Rayna’s inner circle.
Gaining Rayna’s trust, they fly in her private plane to Budapest. Along the way, the steward kills the bodyguard and pilots and tries to kill Rayna, but Susan is able to subdue him and take control of the plane before landing it in Budapest. Rayna believes Susan to be a CIA spy, but Susan convinces her that her father secretly hired Susan to be Rayna’s bodyguard. In Budapest, the two encounter Susan’s best friend Nancy (Miranda Hart), who is sent by Crocker to back up Susan. After being shot at in the street, Susan orders Nancy to get Rayna to safety while she pursues the shooter’s vehicle. The shooter turns out to be CIA double agent Karen Walker (Morena Baccarin), who sold Rayna the names of the agents. Walker tries to kill Susan but is killed by an unknown sniper.
Spy is an American action comedy film written and directed by Paul Feig. The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, and Jude Law. The film is about the transformation of desk-bound CIA analyst Susan Cooper (McCarthy) into a field agent who attempts to foil the black market sale of a suitcase nuke. Distributed by 20th Century Fox and produced by Feigco Entertainment and Chernin Entertainment, the film was released on June 5, 2015. Upon its release, the film received critical acclaim and has grossed over $197 million.
Directed by: Paul Feig
Starring: Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Morena Baccarin, Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Allison Janney, Jessica Chaffin, Miranda Hart
Screenplay by: Paul Feig
Production Design by: Jefferson Sage
Cinematography by: Robert D. Yeoman
Film Editing by: Mellissa Bretherton, Brent White
Costume Design by: Christine Bieselin Clark
Set Decoration by: Kelly Berry
Music by: Theodore Shapiro
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, violence, and some sexual content including brief graphic nudity.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: June 5, 2015