Octavia Spencer is becoming a superhero…
or she’s at least starring in a superhero movie.
Spencer is finalizing a deal to star in Thunder Force alongside Melissa McCarthy for Netflix. Details on Thunder Force are skimp however, the film will center on two celebrities who get superpowers.
Originally read on Deadline:
EXCLUSIVE: As we watch superhero movies dominate Deadline’s Most Profitable Pic tournament, it was just a matter of time before Netflix got in that game. Sure enough, sources say they are wrapping up deals with Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy to star this fall in Thunder Force, a film that Ben Falcone has written and will direct. They are keeping the specifics under wraps, but I’m told the story will center on the two stars getting superpowers.
Marc Platt, Falcone and McCarthy will produced the film. And Spencer is coming off exec producing Best Picture winner Green Book. And also most recently she was Oscar nominated for The Shape of Water and Hidden Figures after winning for The Help. McCarthy is coming off an Oscar nomination for Can You Ever Forgive Me?