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Dressed to Kill

The man behind the comedy blockbusters Bridesmaids and Spy takes Blake Lively for a much darker spin

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“MY FAVORITE THING IN THE world is surprising an audience by changing it up with an actor who they think they know,” says director Paul Feig, who has a résumé to back up that claim.

Since making the switch from TV to film, Feig, the co-creator with Judd Apatow of the 1999 cult show Freaks and Geeks, has turned a mainstream comedian, Melissa McCarthy, into a crass, badass superstar (beginning with 2011’s Bridesmaids); revealed the funny bone in deadly serious action star Jason Statham (2015’s Spy); and transformed Chris Hemsworth, famous for playing Thor, into a hilariously vapid bimbo in 2016’s Ghostbusters.

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