Actress Morena Baccarin, who was nominated for an Emmy Award last year for her work on Showtime's Homeland, has joined the cast of the action-comedy Spy for 20th Century Fox.

The story centers on a CIA analyst (Melissa McCarthy) who goes into the field for the first time. Morena Baccarin is set to play one of the agency's deadliest spies. Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Nia Long and 50 Cent round out the supporting cast.

Paul Feig is directing from his own original screenplay, with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping producing alongside the filmmaker and Jesse Henderson. Production is already under way in Europe.

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Morena Baccarin voices Talia al Ghul in Warner Bros. upcoming animated feature Son of Batman, which debuts on Blu-ray and DVD May 6.