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Since she broke through with Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy has been tearing it up with comedies like The Identity Thief, The Heat, and Tammy. Now the funny lady is going to bring her box office prowess to a new interpretation of Peter Pan's pixie sidekick Tinkerbell.
Drugs and Hollywood go hand in hand. Especially when it comes to comedies, from the stoner epics centered around Harold and Kumar, to the vintage adventures of Cheech and Chong.
It's not hard to see how simple logic would lead a person to believe that Melissa McCarthy will star in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. But while it makes all the sense in the world that McCarthy would be joining the cast, nothing has been made official at this point.
Right after The Heat hit, the team got together on an idea for a sequel, and Katie Dippold actually went the distance in writing a screenplay for it. Done deal, right? Not according to Paul Feig.
Bill Murray is not only in favor of a female-fronted Ghostbusters 3, he's thrown out some casting suggestions, including Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Linda Cardellini, and Kristen Wiig. And now we know Wiig is willing.
In the past, Bill Murray has been very vocal about his complete disinterest in reprising his role as Peter Venkman in Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters 3, but his attitude regarding the project as a whole seems to have softened in recent days. Asked about the reports of an all female cast in the movie. the actor gave a blessing of sorts to the project, saying, "It’s a grand idea, I don’t know who they’re talking about, but it’s a good idea."
Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon end up in a car together, and they are heading to Niagara Falls, creating chaos along the way as they learn a bit more about each other… and a bit more about themselves. When you put it that way, it sounds a LOT like McCarthy’s own Identity Thief, replacing Sarandon with Jason Bateman as the comedian’s road-trip buddy.
If Redbox were a contest, Melissa McCarthy would be the winner of 2013. McCarthy is the common denominator among the top two movies on Redbox’s Top 10 movie rentals of 2013. Identity Thief and The Heat top the list, with World War Z and Flight coming in third and fourth respectively.
Twentieth Century Fox’s The Heat did far better than expected this summer, pulling in a cool $157 million plus domestically and landing itself on our summer wrap-up winners list. Now, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is prepping to bring the funny film into homes, putting together an October 15 Blu-ray and DVD. Additionally, the flick will get an early Digital release, beginning on October 1.
Feig and McCarthy first collaborated on Bridesmaids in 2011 and got rave reviews for their work together, which led them to reteam on The Heat earlier this year. Obviously the director and the star enjoy working with one another, but right now the only thing that might stand in the way of their next project is McCarthy's commitments to her CBS television series Mike & Molly.
Not only has it won critical praise, but also the R-rated buddy cop caper has proved a big hit for Fox, banking more than $150 million worldwide to date. With numbers like that, a sequel seems a no-brainer, but one half of the funny film’s leading ladies isn’t quite on board with for bringing back The Heat.
Alright, people, I don't know what else we can possibly give you. It's just before the Fourth of July, and you need something to see at the movies. Roland Emmerich, the guy who brought you Independence Day is back, and he's once again blowing up the White House. And the Capitol. And he's got Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx (as the President, for God's sake!) running around trying to stop the terrorists who did it
Watts (McCarthy) is the oddball partner to Rogen’s Jackson Moss in the titular Bureau, which is a super duper secret government agency founded to keep ghosts from haunting innocent humans. The two new agents get engaged in a high stakes plot once they find out the Most Wanted Haunter, along with his ghost army, is planning on destroying B.O.O. and turning Earth into a ghoulish graveyard.
Everyone knows what Melissa McCarthy really looks like, and unless CGI technologies have advanced to an unprecedented to degree, her actual face will be on display when the comedy The Heat opens later this month. But the above poster for the movie seems to be attempting to change McCarthy's face entirely
The situation became an issue when McCarthy caught the mother jerking the child in the air by the wrist. Unsurprisingly, McCarthy fired the woman and had production assistants take the woman off the premises, the actress saying she wouldn’t tolerate abuse on her set.
I believe that Feig’s Heat will live or die based on the chemistry shared between these two funny ladies, and there’s tremendous interplay between Bullock and McCarthy that I think is going to help turn this into a smash hit.
If there's anyone who can save us from what feels like an uninspiring summer movie season, it's Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The unlikely comic duo is teaming up for The Heat, the next film from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig that changes genres entirely, casting the two as FBI agents who aren't exactly good at working with partners
Who could possibly picture Murray as a corrupt, thieving, lying gambler? McCarthy will play his new neighbor, a single mother whose multi-shift hospital schedule forces her hand in asking De Van Nuys to look after her good-hearted 12-year-old son. Though the elder gentleman subjects the boy to much of his bad behavior, only the positive aspects are filtered through. It’s hard to see where this project could go wrong, especially if Melfi’s script is as affecting as its buzz has implied
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy both attended the Academy Awards on Sunday evening as presenters, though they did not share the stage at any moment. Instead, they appeared in a clever Oscar-centric commercial for their summer buddy-cop comedy The Heat, playing up the wardrobe secret that’s helping keep Hollywood’s hottest talents in place on Oscar night.
So nearly every critic on earth hated your movie? Well if you're Identity Thief director Seth Gordon, that shouldn't matter at all. The comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman scored a rough 24% on Rotten Tomatoes but made $11.2 million on Friday, easily besting fellow new release Side Effects
The Identity Thief star will be making her directorial debut by helming Tammy herself alongside her husband, co-writer and producing partner Ben Falcone. According to the trade McCarthy-Miller was forced to drop off of the project due to scheduling issues, and while the studio tried to get Rob Reiner involved a deal couldn’t be made.
This weekend Melissa McCarthy will be arriving in theaters courtesy of the new comedy Identity Thief. The movie is her first starring film role since she became a breakout star in Paul Feig's Bridesmaids, earning a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her performance. She has landed a number of new projects since then and today she has added three (yes, three) new movies to her slate.
Melissa McCarthy has two high-profile comedies rolling into theaters over the next few weeks. Yet, while her Identity Thief (with Jason Bateman) will reach area screens first, we’re kind of looking past that to the March release of The Heat thanks to hilarious new international trailers like this one, which recently landed online.
Aside from a tiny role in Judd Apatow's This is 40, Melissa McCarthy hasn't actually been much of a presence at the movies this year. But her performance as Megan in last year's Bridesmaids, and the Oscar nomination that came with it, still looms large enough in pop culture that it feels like McCarthy has been everywhere
Paul Feig's Bridesmaids was a fantastic demonstration of just how funny women can be, and perhaps we'll see a similar demonstration when he directs Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the yet-to-be-titled buddy cop film written by Katie Dippold. While the movie has already begun filming in Boston, it's apparently still adding to its cast.