Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Unrated Blu-Ray Edition, Will Also Feature An Alternate Ending Watch: Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Unrated Blu-Ray Edition, Will Also Feature An Alternate Ending New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' Viggo Mortensen Reveals He Turned Down Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' Auditioned For 'Reservoir Dogs' Viggo Mortensen Reveals He Turned Down Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' Auditioned For 'Reservoir Dogs' Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation' With Tom Cruise Arrives, If You Choose To Accept It Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation' With Tom Cruise Arrives, If You Choose To Accept It Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey & Jason Momoa Join Ana Lily Amirpour’s Cannibal Love Story ‘The Bad Batch’ Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey & Jason Momoa Join Ana Lily Amirpour’s Cannibal Love Story ‘The Bad Batch’ Jonathan Nolan Says His Original Ending To 'Interstellar' Was “Much More Straightforward” Jonathan Nolan Says His Original Ending To 'Interstellar' Was “Much More Straightforward” The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far 13 Cult Films About Cults 13 Cult Films About Cults The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

New Line Picks Up Melissa McCarthy's Road Trip Script 'Tammy'

The Playlist By Benjamin Wright | The Playlist October 19, 2011 at 3:14AM

Since her breakthrough role as the crass but loveable Megan in this summer’s “Bridesmaids,” Melissa McCarthy has already hosted “Saturday Night Live” and won a Primetime Emmy for her role on the popular (but insufferable) CBS comedy “Mike & Molly.” Having already completed a role in “Bridesmaids” producer Judd Apatow’s anticipated “Knocked Up” spinoff “This is Forty,” it should come as no surprise that McCarthy is quickly earning the right to get a project going on her name alone.
1


Since her breakthrough role as the crass but loveable Megan in this summer’s “Bridesmaids,” Melissa McCarthy has already hosted “Saturday Night Live” and won a Primetime Emmy for her role on the popular (but insufferable) CBS comedy “Mike & Molly.” Having already completed a role in “Bridesmaids” producer Judd Apatow’s anticipated “Knocked Up” spinoff “This is Forty,” it should come as no surprise that McCarthy is quickly earning the right to get a project going on her name alone.

Variety reports that McCarthy’s script for a road trip comedy entitled “Tammy” is in talks to be acquired by New Line, who seem to be the home for R-Rated comedy with “Hall Pass” and “Horrible Bosses” already released this year and “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” on the way. Following a seemingly hopeless person named Tammy, the story centers on a woman whose directionless life leads her to get out of her hometown, only the catch is her grandmother would like to join her for this journey of self-discovery. We first told you about the project back in September when McCarthy excitedly told The Hollywood Reporter that, “It’s these two women who are not where they thought they’d be, and they kind of band together.”

Since Jon Hamm recently said Kristen Wiig probably won’t return for a “Bridesmaids 2,” there’s a good chance McCarthy could have this little road trip comedy up-and-running in no time if she’s not tied down to do a sequel. McCarthy displayed a lot of comedic talent in “Bridesmaids,” and while that talent is stifled on her middling sitcom “Mike & Molly,” we hope that more projects like “Tammy” get picked up for McCarthy. Let’s not forgot that there’s also talk of her joining the team of producer Judd Apatow and director Paul Feig again for the tentatively titled “Dumb Jock,” and next spring she'll pair up with Jason Bateman for "ID Theft."

McCarthy also has a fashion line, a potential CBS comedy, and a production company on her horizon, so we’re hoping to see a lot more from this talented actress. Let’s just hope that potential CBS comedy (which is producing), about a woman experiencing a brutal mid-life crisis, isn’t as crushingly mediocre as “Mike & Molly.”

This article is related to: Films, Actresses, Tammy


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates