McG's This Means War Adds Abigail Spencer
Posted 12.06.10 by Ryan
Director Joseph "McG" McGinty Nichol (Terminator Salvation) has been in production on the action/romance/spy comedy This Means War since September, but he's still adding cast members. The movie concerns two CIA agents and best friends (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) who fall in love with the same woman (Reese Witherspoon).
THR reports that Abigail Spencer (AMC's Mad Men, the upcoming Cowboys and Aliens) has joined the cast as Hardy's ex-wife. Spencer joins a cast that also includes David Koechner (Anchorman), Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately), Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds), and Angela Bassett, who recently joined as the CIA boss who has dedicated her life to the agency and has no life outside the spy business.
Tim Dowling will end up with credit for the script, which has undergone several rewrites in its 10 year production history. This means War is expected to open sometime in the summer of 2011 and, from the recent spy pics released by HeyUGuys, it looks like Witherspoon, Pine, and Hardy are having a good time on the set.