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Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's 'Michelle Darnell' Adds Cecily Strong

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's upcoming film Michelle Darnell just added another new cast member: 2015's White House Correspondents' Dinner guest comedian. Deadline reports that SNL's Cecily Strong has joined the cast of the film, which centers on McCarthy as as "a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to re-brand herself as America’s latest sweetheart with the help of a former assistant, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget." No details on Strong's character have been revealed, but she joins recently announced cast members Annie Mumolo, Kristen Schaal, [...]

Kristen Bell and Kathy Bates Join Melissa McCarthy's 'Michelle Darnell'

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's upcoming film Michelle Darnell is rounding out its cast. THR reports that Kristen Bell has just been added to the cast, which also includes Kathy Bates and Peter Dinklage. Based on one of McCarthy's original characters at The Groundlings, Michelle Darnell will follow McCarthy as "a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to re-brand herself as America’s latest sweetheart with the help of a former assistant, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget." Bell will play the former assistant — a "mousy single mother who is trying [...]

Melissa McCarthy Shares Details on Her Upcoming Movies 'Michelle Darnell' and 'Just Do It'

Variety has a cover story on Melissa McCarthy and her husband/frequent collaborator Ben Falcone, that has some new info on some of the pair's upcoming projects.

McCarthy will be starring in Michelle Darnell, a comedy that was announced last year but has kept its plot under wraps until now. The movie, based on a character she created at LA's Groundlings Theater, was co-written by McCarthy, Falcone, and Groundlings' Steve Mallory and will be directed by Falcone, who helmed McCarthy's upcoming movie Tammy.

Michelle Darnell follows "a self-help inspiration speaker (a la Suze Orman or Oprah) who goes to jail for insider trading, and struggles to reinvent herself as America’s new [...]

'Bridesmaids' Writer Annie Mumolo Joins the Cast of Melissa McCarthy's 'Michelle Darnell'

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's film Michelle Darnell just added a new cast member. Deadline reports that Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo has joined the cast of Michelle Darnell, which also includes Kristen Schaal, Kathy Bates, Kristen Bell, and Peter Dinklage. The film is currently slated for an April 2016 release.

Mumolo is also set to team up with Kristen Wiig again to write, produce, and star in an upcoming best friends comedy, which will also make Wiig's directorial debut.

Peter Dinklage Cast Opposite Melissa McCarthy in 'Michelle Darnell'

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's upcoming film Michelle Darnell just added a superstar to its cast. Variety reports that Peter Dinklage has been cast in the movie, which is based on one of McCarthy's original characters from The Groundlings and centers on "a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget." Dinklage will play the antagonist in the film, though details on his role have not been announced. Universal reportedly landed on Dinklage after considering Sandra Bullock, Jon [...]

Kristen Schaal Joins the Cast of Melissa McCarthy's 'Michelle Darnell'

Daily Show regular and The Last Man on Earth costar Kristen Schaal just added a new film role to her busy schedule. According to THR, Schaal has joined the cast of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's Michelle Darnell and will play a scout leader. Schaal joins previously announced cast Kristen Bell, Kathy Bates, and Peter Dinklage. The film is currently in production in Atlanta and hits theaters on April 8, 2016.

Melissa McCarthy's 'Michelle Darnell' Premieres in April 2016

One of Melissa McCarthy's upcoming projects just got a premiere date. Deadline reports that Michelle Darnell — which stars McCarthy as "a titan of industry who’s sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading" — has been slated for an April 8, 2016 release. McCarthy co-wrote Michelle Darnell with husband/director Ben Falcone and Groundlings alum Steve Mallory; the lead role is based on a character McCarthy debuted during her years at LA's Groundlings theater.