Call him Heughan, Sam Heughan. As exclusively reported by our sister site Deadline, the Scottish actor is about to take on a role quite unlike his fans are used to seeing him in. The “Outlander” star is in talks to appear in the Lionsgate comedy “The Spy Who Dumped Me” co-starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. In it he’ll play the secret agent man of the film’s title, whose ex-girlfriend discovers that he was a spy all along.
“The Spy Who Loved Me” is co-written and directed by Susanna Fogel, whose previous work behind the camera includes creating and executive producing the ABC Family series “Chasing Life,” which told the story of a successful journalist whose life was turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis. That series ran for two seasons before being cancelled in 2015. In addition, Fogel also co-wrote and directed the 2014 indie comedy “Life Partners.”
Heughan’s star has been on the rise since he debuted in 2014 as Jamie Fraser in “Outlander.” The show has aired two seasons thus far and will return for its long-awaited third season this September on the Starz premium cable network. But fans will have to wait quite a bit longer for “The Spy Who Dumped Me.” It doesn’t open until July 6, 2018.