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Rob Corddry lands lead role in 'Spy' US remake

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Rob Corddry is to star in the US remake of Sky1's Spy.

ABC recently ordered a pilot for a new version of the UK series, which has original series creator Simeon Goulden attached.

Rob Corddry

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Darren Boyd in 'Spy'


Corddry will play the lead role of a well-meaning father who inadvertently lands a job as a secret agent, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The comic is known for appearing in such films as 2010's Hot Tub Time Machine and 2008's Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and has also featured in episodes of Community and Happy Endings.

He will also be seen opposite Nicholas Hoult in forthcoming zombie comedy Warm Bodies.

Darren Boyd has starred in two series and a Christmas special of the original UK Spy and won a BAFTA for his performance last year.

A remake of BBC Three comedy Pulling was also among ABC's pilot orders last week.

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Watch Darren Boyd discuss the second series of the original Spy below:

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