50 Cent's movie career has been given a boost - the rapper will join Melissa McCarthy in her upcoming action comedy Spy.

The In Da Club hitmaker will play himself in the Paul Feig film about a female James Bond-type character, played by MCCarthy.

The project reunites the director with his break-out Bridesmaids star.

Jude Law, Jason Statham, Nia Long and real-life couple Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale have previously signed on for the film, which is slated for release in May, 2015.