Miranda Hart to star opposite Melissa McCarthy in new comedy from Bridesmaids director

The star of BBC1 series Miranda and Call the Midwife will also join Jude Law, Jason Statham and Rose Byrne in Paul Feig's latest film

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Miranda Hart to star opposite Melissa McCarthy in new comedy from Bridesmaids director
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Susanna Lazarus

Miranda Hart is making the move to the silver screen after winning a role in a new spy comedy from the director of Bridesmaids, Paul Feig. 

The star of Call the Midwife and BBC1 comedy Miranda will join Hollywood heavyweights Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Stathham and Rose Byrne in the untitled flick which begins shooting in Budapest on Monday. 

Speaking of her new role, Miranda 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."

"I’ve been a fan of Miranda’s for years and am so excited to bring her to the big screen,” added Feig. "I’m also hoping I’ll finally get back that lawnmower I loaned her last summer."

Last seen on our screens in series three of Call the Midwife, Hart has found a loyal fan base on the BBC where she also appears in self-written sitcom, Miranda. Besides spending much of the last year touring her live stand-up show, Hart also appeared in David Walliams' Gangsta Granny in 2013 and released a Christmas exercise DVD titled Maracattack.

Feig has written the script as well as directing and producing his new project which marks the third time he's collaborated with McCarthy (who appeared in Bridesmaids and The Heat). She and co-star Kristen Wiig saw their careers take off after the wedding-themed hit delighted cinema audiences - could the same success be enjoyed by Miranda when her new film is released in May 2015?


 


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