Deadline brought word yesterday that the new action-comedy Spy Guys from New Line Cinema is looking to cast their Shazam! star Zachary Levi in the lead role. The film which is going to be directed by Jeff Tomsic who also brought us Tag with Jeremy Renner is prepping the film on the fast track so Levi can star before having to commit to a sequel to the DC superhero flick which is also being produced by the company.
According to Deadline, “Levi will play a super spy in the vein of Jason Bourne and Ethan Hunt who gets in a jam on an impossible mission and can only rely on the help of his moronic college friends who happen to be with him to work it out.”
No other details or casting news has been made but that will surely change once Levi is secured into the role as he is now in negotiations to star.
The plot actually sound a lot like Levi’s NBC series Chuck which put the in demand actor on the map although instead of playing the bumbling character of Chuck in that show, he will now be the super sercret agent.
Spy Guys is set to be produced by John Rickard (Rampage and the Horrible Bosses films) as well as Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer.
Look for more details to drop in the future!