Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy are in talks to star in Ben Falcone’s superhero film “Thunder Force” for Netflix, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
The film will be produced by Marc Platt, Falcone and McCarthy.
Plot details are being kept under wraps but will focus on McCarthy and Spencer getting super powers.
Spencer most recently executive-produced Best Picture winner “Green Book,” and she was nominated for Oscars for “The Shape of Water” and “Hidden Figures” after winning for “The Help.”
McCarthy was most recently seen in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and received an Oscar nomination for the role.
This is not the first time that McCarthy and Falcone have worked together as the duo executive-produced the TV Land series “Nobodies,” which followed three Groundlings performers who desperately want to be as successful as their now-famous friends. They previously collaborated on New Line’s “Tammy,” which grossed more than $100 million worldwide. They have also collaborated on Universal comedy “The Boss” and 2018’s “Life of the Party” for New Line.
Spencer is repped by WME and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Both McCarthy and Falcone are repped by CAA and MGMT.
Deadline first reported the news.