Beth McCarthy Set To Direct Melissa McCarthy's Comedy Tammy
While a Bridesmaids sequel without Kristen Wiig could be out of the question for Melissa McCarthy, we will be seeing the Mike & Molly star back on the big screen eventually. In addition to being credited for a part in the upcoming Judd Apatow comedy This is 40, McCarthy also has Tammy in the works. The comedy, which McCarthy co-wrote and will executive-produce along with her husband/Bridesmaids-love-interest Ben Falcone, now has a director.
By the latest news on McCarthy’s Tammy, a film she not only co-wrote but is also set to star in, it almost sounds like the movie will be a family reunion of sorts, however the familiar sounding last name of the recently signed director is purely coincidental. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Beth McCarthy (no relation to Melissa) has been signed on by New Line to direct Tammy. The film, which will mark Beth McCarthy’s feature directorial debut, follows a woman who, after losing her job at Hardee’s and learning her husband has been cheating, takes off on a road trip with her “alcoholic, foul-mouthed, diabetic grandmother.” The Reporter specifies that the script is based on a character McCarthy created.
Beth McCarthy’s TV directorial credits include Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and more recently, the pilots for ABC’s (cancelled) comedy series Man Up! and recently premiered Work It. McCarthy’s directing credits also include a couple of episodes of ABC’s Samantha Who?, in which Melissa McCarthy co-starred.
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