Melissa McCarthy and creative collaborator/real-life husband Ben Falcone will be teaming up for the fourth time in actor-director capacity.
McCarthy will be starring in Super-Intelligence, an action comedy set up at New Line Cinema. Falcone, who directed McCarthy in Tammy, The Boss and the upcoming comedy Life of the Party, will be at the helm.
THR broke the news, reporting that the film will find McCarthy playing…
… Carol Peters, a former corporate executive whose earnest yet unfulfilled life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by the world’s first super-intelligence — an artificial intelligence that may or may not take over the world.
The script has been penned by Steve Mallory, who wrote McCarthy-Falcone film The Boss. No release date for Super-Intelligence has been announced as yet, but filming is expected to begin in July.
McCarthy doesn’t seem to slow down. The Oscar-nominated actress will this year be seen in Life of the Party and the biopic Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and she’ll also be heard as a voice on The Happytime Murders, a puppet crime-comedy from The Jim Henson Company. McCarthy is also about to begin production on The Kitchen, a crime-drama co-starring Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss.