BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Melissa McCarthy is on fire. Seriously, someone douse her in ranch dressing because the woman is hot right now. Still glowing from her breakout performance in Bridesmaids, an Emmy win, and more recently hosting the funniest episode of Saturday Night Live this season, itís evident that McCarthy is having a good year. Whatís on the horizon for her? Quite possibly a starring role in New Lineís Tammy.
Of all the R-rated comedies that were hits this summer, and all the actors who suddenly seemed like hot properties as a result, it's hard to imagine two people who benefited more than Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. They each had big hits with Horrible Bosses and Bridesmaids
While I can't imagine their parts will be very big, this is fantastic news. Lee's braced-faced pyromaniac was my favorite character in Super 8 and I'm not sure I can heap more praise on to McCarthy without repeating what thousands of other critics have said. If there's one thing that Apatow has proven over his many years in the industry it's that he has an amazing eye for talent, and it seems that he's using it well.
Every actor lucky enough to be part of Bridesmaids seemed to get a boost from what's doubtlessly the funniest comedy so far this year-- Kristen Wiig got the most attention in the lead role, of course, but with Chris O'Dowd, Jon Hamm, Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy all stealing scenes right and left
Before you get too excited about this new renaissance of female-led comedies, remember that selling a pitch to a studio is a long, long way from getting a movie made, and any number of things could get in the way of this film becoming a reality. For now, though, there's no reason not to look forward to it
It's our first look at the trailer that, if there is any justice in the world, will finally settle the debate about whether or not women can be funny