Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy to Star in Netflix Superhero Film

Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are in talks to star in the Netflix superhero film Thunder Force.

The plot for the movie centers on the two actresses developing superpowers, Deadline reported Friday.

McCarthy’s husband and frequent collaborator, Ben Falcone (Tammy, The Boss), is writing and directing the project. Marc Platt (La La Land) is producing, along with McCarthy and Falcone .

The movie would mark the first time Oscar winner Spencer and Oscar-nominated McCarthy have worked together on a film.

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Spencer most recently executive produced best picture Oscar winner Green Book, and has roles in several upcoming projects, including the eight-part Netflix series Madam CJ Walker.

Spencer plays African-American hair care pioneer Madam C.J. Walker, and is producing along with LeBron James.

Walker, real name Sarah Breedlove, was born on a plantation in Delta, Louisiana, in 1867. Her parents were enslaved before the Civil War ended.