A superhero star is returning to their comedic roots. Deadline reports that Shazam! star Zachary Levi is set to star in an upcoming action comedy titled Spy Guys for New Line Cinema.

The film comes from Tag director Jeff Tomsic, who will direct a script by Rampage scribe Adam Sztykiel. Spy Guys is being fast tracked to begin production before Levi sets his eyes on the Shazam! sequel. The story follows Levi, a super spy in the vein of Jason Bourne and Ethan Hunt, who recruits the help of his moronic college friends on an impossible mission.

Although New Line’s Shazam! debuted to modest numbers earlier this year, it proved Zachary Levi is a blockbuster star in the making. His role in Spy Guys will undoubtedly recruit his action prowess from the superhero film and his comedic tendencies from the cult-hit series Chuck.

Rampage producer John Rickard will oversee the film, as well as the Lonely Island team of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer.

SOURCE: Deadline

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