Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer Team up for “Thunder Force”

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Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are in negotiations to star in Netflix’s upcoming feature Thunder Force. 

Should the duo join the poject, it will be the first time Oscar-winning Spencer and Oscar-nominated McCarthy make a joint screen appearance. 

Directing the original Netflix superhero comedy is McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone. He is also penning the script as well as serving as producer alongside McCarthy and Marc Platt.

The husband and wife duo are frequent collaborators, having previously worked on Tammy (2014), The Boss (2016), and Life of the Party (2018).

According to Entertainment Weekly, the story would focus on the two characters getting superpowers. All other storyline and character details have been kept under wraps. 

McCarthy’s credits include Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Bridesmaids; Spencer’s credits include The Help, The Shape of Water and Hidden Figures.